Staying Safe on Site During Covid-19

On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization declared the Novel Coronavirus Disease, COVID-19, a pandemic. Two days later, a national emergency was declared in the United States concerning the COVID-19 Outbreak. Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease, diabetes or compromised immune systems appear to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19.

New Protocols For Relators & Buyers

The California Association of Realtors has created a “Coronavirus Property Entry Advisory and Declaration” which can be obtained by the Listing Broker or Buyer’s Agent. A new declaration should be signed from each visitor, every time they enter a property. This form may be used for more than one property visited on the date the declaration is signed. If you have any questions do not hesitate to reach out directly to your agent!

Scheduling Showings

  • We will not be hosting open houses or showings which are open to the public or on a walk-in basis; property tours will be appointment only.
  • We will be utilizing virtual tours via social media and Facetime, if virtual tours are not feasible, we will limit the number of people present during showings.
  • Be expected to provide verification of funds and lender prequalification letters for all non-virtual, in-person showings.

Rules of Entry

Even though Federal, State, and local laws and Stay at Home Orders are changing rapidly, remember to exercise care to protect yourself and assess your own risks. Consider your age, underlying health conditions, recent travel, possible exposure to COVID-19, and doctor’s recommendations. Below are Property Entrant Rules everyone will need to follow:
  • Wash your hands with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer, immediately upon entry and before touring or inspecting the Property. Remember to not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Wear a protective face covering at all times.
  • Practice social distancing by keeping at least 6 feet between yourself and others. Do not gather in groups.
  • All persons on property for in-person showings should avoid touching knobs, faucets, toilets and toilet handles, light switches, garage door opener buttons, handles and pulls, alarm system controls, fan pulls, remotes, thermostats, switchboxes, gates and gate latches, window locks and sashes, pool coverings, and other such items. If it is necessary to touch surfaces or items in the Property, be sure to wash your hands or use hand sanitizer before leaving.
  • Upon exiting the Property, discard any disposable face coverings, disposable gloves or disposable shoe coverings worn during the visit.

Communications

  • All information will be delivered electronically. We will discontinue providing handouts or other types of promotional or informational materials.
  • We will avoid passing transaction materials such as pens, paperwork, and keys.
  • Discussions after the showing with the seller or clients will be conducted digitally through email, telephone, Zoom or FaceTime, rather than in person.
“This, too, shall pass.”

Contemporary Craftsman Nestled In The Foothills of The Angeles National Forest

Grandway Estates was the Designer and General Contractor for this Contemporary Craftsman located in beautiful Arcadia. This single family home was initially built in 1951 and the original 2,351 SF home consisted of 4 Bedrooms and 4 Bathrooms.

When Grandway acquired the property we renovated this home into an open and modern 5 Bedroom & 5.5 Bathroom home sprawling over 7,448 SF. Set on a 30,000 SF lot, this exquisite custom is located in Arcadia’s prestigious Santa Anita Oaks. Enter through the double doors and be greeted by a grand Carrera marble entry.

Home Made For Entertaining

This home is an entertainer’s delight with a spacious family room open to the kitchen, dramatic dining room with built-in sliding privacy doors, an amazing 2,200 SF basement with large bar, home theater, gym, and guest suite. Some notable features include a home speaker system, LED recessed lights, security cameras, whole house fan, and designer upgrades.

How To Make Your Home An Entertainer’s Dream

A few simple changes can help upgrade your home into an Entertainer’s Dream. Read some of our easy tips you can incorporate in your home today:
  • Set a designated space specifically for food and drinks which help the flow of your party
  • Fresh flowers naturally are great centerpieces and talking points – consider making your own arrangement!
  • Bring out the Fine China, your guests will appreciate pouring their drink from a crystal decanter
  • Consider investing into a surround system which will seamlessly provide music for your guests

Open Floor Plans

Most recently, Grandway has been building our homes with open floor plans which has allowed for an easy flow between the kitchen, living areas and dining room. Many of our clients have opted in for a flexible layout which serves a variety of uses and encourages easy movement.

As experienced home builders we can guide you in the process and you will not need to comprise functionality over design. An open kitchen and living room are the top requirements on the new homeowners list.

We had the intentions of going to market with this unbelievable home but had an offer a week after staging was completed.