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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Heat in summer here in the Carolinas is normal, so I don't see much impact. Now, when it gets really cold or raining.... then I see impact!

Jul 20, 2015 10:09 PM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

More people are at the cottage, the island, the parks, pools, the beach, our beautiful Lake Ontario or otherwise enjoying the outdoors or staying inside being cool, while fewer people are interested in open houses or looking at properties.

Jul 20, 2015 08:54 PM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

I have heard people complaining about the heat, it's been in the lower 90's but that is normal for summer. I don't think it really impacts the business as much as the fact so many are on vacation out of town.

Jul 20, 2015 08:37 PM
Rainmaker
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Holleay Parcker - Spinnaker Realty - Serving Clients From Corolla to Hatteras
SPINNAKER REALTY LLC - Kitty Hawk, NC
With 14 Yrs Experience in Outer Banks Real Estate

I live on the Outer Banks of NC.  The heat this summer has indeed been severe - the heat index yesterday was 108 degrees!  

Summer tends to be our slowest selling season, because most homes are rented, and you can't get in to show them except for a few hours on turnover day...however, this summer is an exception to that rule.

I've had the best June/July in YEARS. 

Jul 20, 2015 07:42 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good to stay morning Joe. Just bring plenty of water so that I can stay hydrated.

Jul 20, 2015 06:55 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Start very early, carry plenty of water, and take a midday break if needed.

 

Jul 20, 2015 06:07 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Barbara Todaro is correct.  That's why I always recommended that sellers NOT take their homes off the market during the holiday season.  Serious buyers are looking.

Jul 21, 2015 01:41 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

We don't have humidity so when the temps are hot it really doesn't feel as hot as it is.  No impact.

Jul 20, 2015 11:53 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Joe - it can make me cranky.  That can't be good for business.   

Jul 20, 2015 11:34 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Not as much as the drought. Here in Florida, it is expected so people just deal with the heat.

Jul 20, 2015 10:28 PM
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Ken's Home Team LLC. | 360.609.0226 | Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA Real Estate Team
Ken's Home Team LLC. - Vancouver, WA
- SOLD IS OUR FAVORITE 4 LETTER WORD -

None, for me, 

people still want to list and people still want to buy.  

heat I keep water in a cooler in the car for them

Jul 20, 2015 09:51 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

We're looking at 100 degree days this week and I'm feeling somewhat tempered by it over the years.

Jul 20, 2015 08:28 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

It's the winter weather that does us in...prevents us from getting on jobs, hard to use wet saw, slows us down and many don't want work done on their homes.  The severe hot weather slows us down a bit/makes us tired.  For wood/sanding, AC must be on so it's between 65 and 75, otherwise there will be problems with the work later.

Jul 20, 2015 08:06 PM
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

Showers 3 times a day

Jul 21, 2015 04:56 AM
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

I find that showings for vacant houses without the electricity on go by about 10 times as fast. Buyers view the entire second story in about 1 minuet sometimes! The joys of 100+

Jul 21, 2015 04:52 AM
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Joe Petrowsky ... I'd say, just like a brutal winter, excessive heat does slow down business.  Business seems to mirror those weather patterns ...

Gene

Jul 21, 2015 03:09 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Joe,

We have had monsoon like weather with high humidity.  We had to stop working around 3PM.  

Jul 21, 2015 01:59 AM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

So far not much!  It has been in the upper 90's here in atlanta since June 7th.

Crazy!

Jul 21, 2015 12:34 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Joe Petrowsky I don't think the heat has any effect.

Jul 20, 2015 11:33 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The heat index was over 100 degrees in our area yesterday. You can be sure that lots of plans were deferred.

Jul 20, 2015 10:52 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

That +$25,000 for a house with a pool looks like a bargin.

Jul 20, 2015 10:39 PM
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

It's the snow that stops buyers here, but with the heat we are still seeing buyers out and about!

Jul 20, 2015 10:33 PM
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Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

Where I live summer is finally here and I am loving it except for the road construction going on requires some maneuvering .

Jul 20, 2015 10:30 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

those who are serious buyers and have an urgency will look in any type of weather....

Jul 20, 2015 10:29 PM