Reaching Out And Touching Someone (Figuratively as social distancing says otherwise)


It’s back to the good ’ol phone call for most folks who are eschewing Zoom calls these days, according to the New York Times.

For all the virtual tours and property videos (like the several hundred we’ve done on YouTube), it turns out that people are using phones for their original purpose: talking.

When in doubt, phone a (real estate) friend.


From the New York Times:

Phone calls are making a comeback. The nation’s biggest telecommunications companies were prepared for a huge shift toward more internet use from home, but did not expect the return of plain old voice calls.

Verizon is now handling an average of 800 million wireless calls a day during the week, more than double the number made on Mother’s Day, one of the busiest call days of the year. Verizon added that the length of voice calls was up 33 percent from an average day before the outbreak. AT&T said that the number of cellular calls had risen 35 percent and that Wi-Fi-based calls had nearly doubled from averages in normal times.

In contrast, internet traffic is up only 20 percent to 25 percent from typical daily patterns, AT&T and Verizon said.

Which reminds us that if you need any real estate help — buying or selling — give Kevin and Jonathan a call today — 415.875.7408.