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Praful Thakkar, Metro Boston Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners)

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we don't show homes in the dark, so there will be less time to schedule showings.... 

Sep 23, 2015 12:51 AM
Andrzej Niemyjski
Realty One Group - Sun City West, AZ

the buyers that work during the week will be only able to see fewer properties after their work during a week which means more showings on weekends

Sep 23, 2015 12:51 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Praful- this doesn't impact me as much as it does agents.  I've provided consultations in the evening to accommodate the sellers, but it's hard to see the curb appeal and back yard when it's dark.  

Sep 23, 2015 12:51 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Praful Thakkar It won't impact me at all.

Sep 23, 2015 01:54 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Yes, it makes it harder for us to do evening appts (as it's better to look at samples when there is light out), and can't call people as late to follow up.

Sep 23, 2015 01:42 AM
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

You would think that it would affect evening showings, but it really doesn't. I know last year, I wrote many a contract after a one-time showing at night.

Usually I suggest to my clients, when possible to do a "drive by" in advance of the showing, when we know we can only see the interior at night.

In a low-inventory market, you have to do what you can do, or lose the home to another buyer.

Sep 23, 2015 01:17 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I do not show property in the dark very often.  Once in the past year I had to turn on the flashlight on my phone to get to the car.  Vacant home so I couldn't leave the lights on to see outside.

I will likely be ending my work day a little sooner in November and December.  Taking some vacation time then too.  We will be busy again in January.

Sep 23, 2015 02:44 PM
Amanda at VA HLC & FedHomeLoan
VA Home Loan Centers - San Diego, CA
Social Media, Content & Client Relations

Probably not. We deal with folks all around the country, so it's easy to coordinate with clients. Happy Fall! 

Sep 23, 2015 02:38 AM
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

None, still have my to-do list that needs to get done, it makes it harder to get up at 5am but I'll fight for it!

Sep 23, 2015 02:09 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

There will be more home showings during darker hours and it is a good time to make personal safety an even higher concern.

Sep 23, 2015 01:19 AM
The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

Very little impact.

Feb 26, 2019 11:37 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Showing homes on Saturday starting at noon, and they have LOTS of homes on their list.   I told them we should be finished by 7, as it gets dark, and harder to see the neighborhoods.

Sep 23, 2015 01:14 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Always a challenge to get everything done before dark and sometimes it's a long hike out of the woods in the dark

Sep 23, 2015 06:59 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Zero impact

Sep 23, 2015 03:56 AM