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Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

I would think that potential buyers would be out no matter what the weather does. But if they are truly serious, they would not rely on open houses, but have an agent help them, and I don't see many agents with buyers in tow go to open houses. After all, we open doors for them without having to brave bad weather or wait for open houses.

Mar 13, 2016 09:31 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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Rainy day attendees do seem more interested and on a shorter time table.

Mar 13, 2016 12:57 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Doesn't it always rain in Seattle, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington (just kidding!)

Yes, any guest at open house that braves the weather is a serious buyer for sure.

Mar 13, 2016 04:29 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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Thank goodness I don't have to worry about this. Open houses don't work in my area. It's been a few years since I've had to hold one. 

Mar 13, 2016 01:13 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Most sellers say "No" to rainy open houses.  Too much dirt and mud and wet shoe prints.

Mar 13, 2016 12:02 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Yup!

Mar 13, 2016 10:14 AM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Yes. If they are seriously looking for a home they will be out in the rain and cold.

Mar 13, 2016 09:46 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Try holding an open during a snowstorm, very, very serious buyers

Mar 13, 2016 09:17 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Maybe a little

Mar 13, 2016 09:07 AM
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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 Condo and Home Specialists

We rarely schedule Open Houses anymore, and only if the seller insists.

You usually don't get the neighbors stopping by on rainy days...

Mar 13, 2016 09:01 AM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
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I had an open house on a rainy day and no one showed. But if they did I am sure they would have been a serious buyer.

Mar 13, 2016 08:59 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I would not hold an open on a rainy day.   Not as much traffic, and will mess up the floors/carpet.  

Mar 15, 2016 11:07 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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They do seem to be wetter, and so are the floors, important to bring a mop.

Mar 14, 2016 07:31 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

No, just glad to have something fun to do on a rainy afternoon.

Mar 14, 2016 06:29 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

when I was actively working, I would hope for rain every weekend....

Mar 14, 2016 01:28 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

A bit more wet than usual I imagine...

Mar 14, 2016 12:00 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It's possible they are more serious.

More likely, they are wetter.   

Mar 13, 2016 11:12 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

yes

Mar 13, 2016 10:43 PM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Or more nosy than the other neighbors.

Mar 13, 2016 10:36 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

YES, my last open house at a condo, i had 1 buyer come through, they were ready, it was too small though but she told her sister who did buy. 

Mar 13, 2016 10:32 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

It's been so long since I've had an open house, I don't remember. 

Mar 13, 2016 10:09 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Don't know. Never thought about it.

Mar 13, 2016 06:52 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Paul. Usually with any kind of bad weather and that venture to view the property means they are more serious.

Mar 13, 2016 06:19 PM
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LuxurySoCalRealty San Diego
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Hi Paul I would think yes

Mar 13, 2016 04:07 PM
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Ritu Desai 703-625-4949
Samson Properties - Ashburn, VA
Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor

Yes, potential and serious buyers are only going to come out braving weather to visit a home. 

Mar 13, 2016 11:19 AM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Possible, but one thing for sure you don't get the nosey neighbors stopping by

Mar 13, 2016 10:31 AM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

It depends on the individual attendee.

Mar 13, 2016 09:46 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

They would tend to be more serious to fight the weather.

Mar 13, 2016 09:33 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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I had a call.  My sellers says next week.

Mar 13, 2016 09:29 AM