In its latest step to mitigate the challenge of the Covid-19 real estate environment, PSAR has launched a virtual version of its weekly “City Pitch” and “Rally and Ride” property pitch sessions. REALTOR® members will market and pitch their listed properties in an online setting, along with adding contacts to their network and discussing potential deals.
“PSAR members have been meeting to market property to one another going all the way back to 1928,” said Rich D’Ascoli, PSAR’s Chief Executive Officer. “At this crucial point in time due to Covid-19, the counsel of a REALTOR® is especially critical. REALTORS® need to also engage with one another even more to help their clients buy and sell property. Markets go up and down, but life continues and people need housing.”
“Like any successful REALTOR®, we have altered our approach in a changed environment said D’Ascoli. “The coronavirus has caused your Association to leverage digital tools and other resources to help navigate the changing landscape. We’ve made the necessary pivots and are delivering what our members need from us: calmness, clarity and leadership.”
Prior to the COVID-19 lockdown, three PSAR pitch sessions were held weekly at 9:00 a.m. one each. at PSAR’s three Service Centers: “City Pitch” on Tuesdays at the Clairemont office, “Rally and Ride Too” on Wednesdays at the Chula Vista office and “Rally and Ride” on Thursdays at the El Cajon office. The virtual pitch sessions are now available on the Zoom online meeting platform at the same time on the same days for each event as before.
“In this new normal of social distancing, we all benefit from more interaction in whatever form. So, our virtual pitch sessions offer a “safe place” in which fellow members can meet and share experiences, ideas and tactics for growing business in today’s marketplace.” said D’Ascoli.
“While the number of new listing may have dropped a bit in San Diego County in March in year-over-year comparisons, mortgage rates are low and property is still selling. March saw no drop in sales. I am very proud of our members who experiencing success while taking necessary safety precautions. Our members are still helping their clients meet their needs.”
Tuesday’s virtual “City Pitch” event will focus on properties located in the following zip codes: 92103, 92104, 92108, 92109, 92110, 92111, 92115, 92116, 92117, 92120, 92123, 92124.
Wednesday’s virtual “Rally and Ride Too” event will focus on properties located in the following zip codes: 92135, 92118, 92155, 91932, 92154, 92173, 91910, 91911, 91913, 91914, 91915, 91950, 92139, 91902, 92114.
Thursday’s virtual “Rally and Ride event will focus on properties located in the following zip codes: 91901, 91906, 91942, 91935, 91962, 92019, 92020, 92021, 92040, 92071, 91941, 91977, 91978, 92119, 91945.
Property pitches should be no more than four minutes in length. While a realtor pitches the property, a facilitator will present a Paragon slide show of listing photographs. To request a pitch opportunity, Click Here, or have questions, call 619-421-7811 or 858-286-6080.
Facilitators for the weekly pitch sessions include Jason Lopez and Rafael Perez on Tuesdays, Dennis Ryan on Wednesdays and Sean Hillier on Thursdays.
A new addition to each pitch session will be a virtual Town Hall segment, hosted by Rich D’Ascoli, which runs from 8:45 am until the start of the pitch at 9:00 am. Covid-19 related business updates, information and insights for realtors and brokers and a Q & A forum are included.
All local San Diego County REALTORS® and brokers are invited to join the PSAR “City Pitch” and “Rally and Ride” pitch sessions, including the town hall segment. Zoom membership is not required for participation.
“While the pandemic has given us a jolt, it’s also bringing out the best in us. It’s a horrible thing going on in the world, but it’s a beautiful thing to see people helping others in so many ways,” said D’Ascoli. “So, we’re finding out that staying apart is the best way to stay united. Social distancing works to flatten the curve. A little space makes us all safer together.”