The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed developers to adopt new ways of doing business. Texas-based Riverside Homebuilders has introduced new company policies in order to comply with community social distancing guidelines including FaceTime meetings with sales associates and improved sanitation protocols for private in-person home tours.
“We are dedicated to offering our customers the same friendly greeting from our sales and construction team, just not a high five,” vice president Todd Greenfield said. “We will continue to monitor local developments and adjust to keep our staff, customers and community safe.”
For the time being, the Riverside Homebuilders sales staff will continue scheduling appointments for personal tours.
Prospective buyers are welcome to bring protective items like gloves and masks that may make them feel more comfortable on tours.
Riverside Homebuilders also provides virtual and video tours through its website and social media channels for easy remote viewing.
In addition to these customer-facing changes, owner Tim Fleet has encouraged alternative work arrangements for Riverside Homebuilders employees that provide flexibility to minimize further risk of exposure to other employees and customers or to care for sick relatives without risking a loss of pay or use of allocated paid time off.