July was an unprecedented month. No one really knows what’s happening with covid-19 and what the future will bring. For Lock Alchemy Locksmiths it was a huge month. We had significantly more calls and service trips this July than last July.
The residential market is booming. Homes in cities like South Euclid, Beachwood, University Heights, Cleveland Heights, Solon, Orange, and Pepper Pike are going fast. Many of the buyers I spoke with said they put in an offer on the same day the house was listed, often times without seeing it.
New home owners frequently want to change the locks on their home. They also want things like smart locks, doors fixed, an alarm system, or security cameras. This is especially true when people are moving from an apartment to a home for the first time.
Many people who haven’t moved are working from home or between positions. This has allowed them to coordinate with service providers during the day when they’re previous schedule wouldn’t have allowed for it. Many people I know in the trades are completely booked.
We’re out in the field, taking precautions, wearing masks and practicing social distancing. Aside from our daily operations, we have several major projects and new developments in the works. I’m truly excited to see everything get released soon. In the meantime, stay healthy and safe!