Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes)

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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

What does a blizzard have to do with weather?  I thought it was a delicious frozen treat from Dairy Queen.

That's a SoCal native for you. 

Mar 23, 2016 05:17 AM
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John Meussner
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If it were a meeting worth having, I certainly would.  Like Chris Ann Cleland if it's a lot of snow, I'm on the roads, but with wind and white-out conditions, nope!

Mar 23, 2016 04:25 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

If it was truly a blizzard with high winds, no.  If it's just a lot of snow...absolutely.

Mar 23, 2016 04:08 AM
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

well, that happens to us all the time... it really depends on the magnitude of the blizzard and if the roads are passable... We are good to go usually unless the conditions warrant not going..safety first...

  • Mar 23, 2016 04:09 AM
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    Susan Emo
    Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
    Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

    Why are people still having face to face meetings in this day and age?  There is no meeting that is worth risking your life and that of others with dangerous conditions. 

     

    Mar 23, 2016 08:39 AM
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    Frank Minutillo
    Just For Buyers Realty - Wilmington, NC
    Exclusive Buyers Agent and Relocation Specialist

    If there is a blizard in WIlmington NC ... the entire city shuts down!  I have an AWD Subaru Forester... Guess what?  I'm getting to the meeting!

    Mar 23, 2016 07:22 AM
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    William Feela
    WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
    Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

    Depending on the milage and if I know the area I am heading...Some areas close the roads very quickly

    Mar 23, 2016 07:05 AM
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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

    There isn't any meeting on Earth worth risking my safety or that of others.  I would call and report my intended absence.  

    Mar 23, 2016 06:50 AM
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    Mimi Foster
    Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
    Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

     I happen to live 'right down the street' from you, and I wouldn't have gone today. DIA is shut down, I-25 is shut down, I-70 East is shut down. Unless it was something that absolutely, positively couldn't be rescheduled, I see what it's like outside, and the snow is blowing sideways :) I cancelled two appointments, but was surprised at the agents who were out showing!

    Mar 23, 2016 06:25 AM
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    Olga Simoncelli
    Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
    CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

    Depends on the roads; may not be worth it. 

    Mar 23, 2016 06:19 AM
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    Candice A. Donofrio
    Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
    928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

    What the HELL's a blizzard? Just kidding . . .
    Honestly, I don't know how you guys do all you do in snow, and I applaud you.  Of course, you might die trying to do what I do in 120+ heat.
    Be careful out there!

    Mar 23, 2016 06:17 AM
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    Ron and Alexandra Seigel
    Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
    Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

    Will,

    We were in Denver for meetings on 2/1.  I noticed that the roads were being plowed, and we made both meetings we had.  We were late to both, but everyone understood.  A

    Mar 23, 2016 06:04 AM
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    Gita Bantwal
    RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
    REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

    no. I always alert clients in advance that it may be canceled if weather is bad.

    Mar 23, 2016 06:03 AM
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    FN LN
    Toronto, ON

    In most cases, the meetings are cancelled, postponed or conducted via phone, email, or video conference. 

    Mar 23, 2016 05:49 AM
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    Lyn Sims
    RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
    Schaumburg Real Estate

    Yes cuz otherwise no work would ever get done.

    Mar 23, 2016 05:32 AM
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    Raymond E. Camp
    Ontario, NY
    Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

    Personal safety comes first; if the roads are being kept up probably.

    Mar 23, 2016 05:28 AM
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    Jeff Pearl
    RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
    Full Service Full Time Realtor

    I've done it, but it would depend on how far away the property was and what the roads were like.

    Mar 23, 2016 05:21 AM
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    Inna Ivchenko
    Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
    Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

    I would reschedule.Why would I risk my clients and my own safety. 

    Mar 23, 2016 05:12 AM
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    Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
    HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
    Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

    That depends upon the actual road conditions and my prospects for a safe return. There is no replacing good common sense. Something that it seems that many these days are lacking.

    Mar 23, 2016 05:01 AM
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    Donna Foerster
    HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
    Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

    Blizzard?? I'm staying home. No appointment is that important.

    Sep 29, 2016 11:59 AM
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    Bob "RealMan" Timm
    Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
    Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

    Confirm, confirm, confirm and then go.

    Mar 29, 2016 05:16 AM
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    David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
    Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
    Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

    Will,
    We had a blizzard Wednesday. Much of the day was white out. My safety is worth more than any meeting.

    Mar 26, 2016 01:43 PM
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    Michael Jacobs
    Pasadena, CA
    Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

    Safety first.   Be careful.  

    Mar 25, 2016 01:22 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 think no meeting was that important to get out in yesterday's storm!

    Mar 24, 2016 10:55 AM
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    Nina Hollander, Broker
    Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
    Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

    No, I would have cancelled the meeting. I won't put myself or my clients into a precarious situation.

    Mar 23, 2016 11:06 PM
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    TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
    Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
    Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

     it depends upon what blizzard you're talking about! DQ or are we talking about snow?

    Mar 23, 2016 07:37 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 Will. Most likely I would cancel to make sure my client was safe.

    Mar 23, 2016 07:11 PM
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    Bob Crane
    Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
    Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

    Depends on how bad the storm.

    Mar 23, 2016 03:46 PM
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    Praful Thakkar
    LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
    Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

    Will Hamm - it depends on how important the meeting is. If I could 'connet' with them via conference call, I'd prefer that over going out in Blizzard.

    Mar 23, 2016 03:37 PM
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    Tammy Lankford,
    Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
    Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

    nope

     

    Mar 23, 2016 01:44 PM
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    Larry Johnston
    Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
    Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

    Only if I could get ahold of the clients and see if they were going to be there.

    Mar 23, 2016 01:29 PM
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    Lisa Von Domek
    Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
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    It would depend on all of the circumstances (how much accumulation expected, etc...) but safety first so I would err on the side of caution.

    Mar 23, 2016 01:05 PM
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    Sharon Kowitz
    CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN Fonville Morisey Cary, NC - Cary, NC
    Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling

    I'd check to see why it isn't canceled! If others are saying they can make it, then I'd probably try as well....which would probably be a mistake!

    Mar 23, 2016 12:55 PM
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    Bill Dandridge
    MKB, Realtors - Roanoke, VA
    GREEN, ABR, GRI, EcoBroker

    It depends on your confidence in your driving skills. I certainly would!

    Mar 23, 2016 12:49 PM
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    Sybil Campbell
    Fernandina Beach, FL
    Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

    No, I don't need to be driving in a blizzard.

    Mar 23, 2016 11:46 AM
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    Abby Stiller
    REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
    Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

    My life is precious.

    Mar 23, 2016 11:15 AM
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    Debbie Laity
    Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
    Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

    I have a Subaru. They go anywhere in the snow. There wouldn't be an excuse to miss the meeting in spite of the weather. 

    Mar 23, 2016 10:37 AM
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    Marco Giancola
    Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
    Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

    That is like asking me "if there was a hurricane would you go to the meeting?" NO NO NO safety first!

    Mar 23, 2016 10:14 AM
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    Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
    Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
    The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

    You have to use your head and own judgement and be willing to step up and say it is too dangerous to drive. 

    Mar 23, 2016 10:12 AM
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    Mary Yonkers
    Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
    Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

    Will Hamm Just read all the answers so far. So funny reading the wishy-washy answers from sun states that never have snow. (Almost used the word, whooshes, but didn't). Yes, safety first, but never let a little snow stop me if I wanted to be there.  You will love this: in college a group of us drove Route 20 to Bufflalo because I-90 was closed due to snow.  We wanted to see Niagara Falls covered with ice!  The crazy 20- somethings!

    Mar 23, 2016 08:14 AM
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    Gabe Sanders
    Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
    Stuart Florida Real Estate

    I'll let you know after my first blizzard, Will.  

    Mar 23, 2016 08:04 AM
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    Barbara Todaro
    RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
    Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

    in a blizzrd???? dangerous roadways??? NO.....I WOULD NOT GO....

    Mar 23, 2016 07:55 AM
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    Wayne Martin
    Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
    Real Estate Broker - Retired

    Dpends on the assessment of the weather and reward factor the meeting is capable of producing. Bigger the potential reward, the bigger the risk I am willing to take!

    Mar 23, 2016 07:15 AM
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    Susan Laxson CRS
    Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
    The Michelle Thomas Team

    It depends on the type and strength of the blizzard. I would not risk my life or anyone else's for a business meeting. You can always Skype, if you need to "be" there.

    Mar 23, 2016 07:09 AM
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    Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
    KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
    Probate Real Estate

    It depends.  I am not going to risk my life and livelihood making bad decisions. I don't deal with snow here in San Jose CA. I have been out in torrential rain and wind.  Not fun. 

    Mar 23, 2016 06:53 AM
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    Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
    Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
    Passionate about helping others achieve success!

    Not in this area, no way!

    Mar 23, 2016 05:13 AM
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    Richard Weeks
    Dallas, TX
    REALTOR®, Broker

    If I was warned to stay off the roads I would not go.

    Mar 23, 2016 05:08 AM
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    Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
    https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
    Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

    No.  Of course, the only Blizzard out here is Blizzard Entertainment, which would mean something got released for StarCraft 2 or World of Warcraft and in that case... yeah the day would be a vacation day with no phones.

    Mar 23, 2016 05:03 AM
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    Kat Palmiotti
    406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
    Helping your Montana dreams take root

    It all depends on the purpose and importance of the meeting. Most things can be rescheduled. Life emergency? I'm there.

    Mar 23, 2016 04:37 AM
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    Sam Shueh
    (408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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    Will get a job as a city snow plower instead.......

    Mar 23, 2016 04:31 AM
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    Jeff Dowler, CRS
    eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
    The Southern California Relocation Dude

    No worries here. But back in Boston I would have checked. Likely would not go if driving unsafe

    Mar 23, 2016 04:09 AM
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    Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
    ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
    Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

    If it were a meeting regarding emergency response to blizzard..yeah, I would go.

    If the meeting was about writing good email subject lines....I will me MIA.

    Pick up brother Joe at the airport....gotta go.

    Planning meeting for class of 1976 reunion...MIA.

    Mar 23, 2016 03:54 AM
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    Leanne Carpenter
    RE/MAX Realty Professionals - Mobile, AL

    It never snows down here but we have hurricanes 

    Mar 23, 2016 03:50 AM