William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.  (WHISPERING PINES REALTY)

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I'm a native Californian and enjoy our weather but lived on the East Coast and liked that experience too.  I am open to change should the right opportunity present itself.  I've learned to never say never.  

Sep 18, 2017 09:22 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Hurricanes in Florida cause closings to come to a dead stop, then the re-inspections are another delay.

Sep 18, 2017 11:42 AM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

Well, Irma didn't behave so we all stopped everything what we were doing for one week, other than all is good here.

Sep 18, 2017 12:43 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

It's more about being near the ocean for us

Sep 18, 2017 10:37 AM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

       Born in Florida, have lived here almost my entire life. 

       I grew up in southwest Florida (Venice), spent lots of time with cousins in Fort Lauderdale and Miami, graduated high school in central Florida near St. Augustine (Palatka, on the St. John's River south of Jacksonville).  Settled in Tallahassee when I got out of the Air Force; I live on the coast just south of Tallahassee today.  

      I don't care how many hurricanes come.  It doesn't matter how humid it gets in the summer.   Florida is paradise!

Sep 18, 2017 01:22 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I am where I am for the lifestyle - and the weather definitely contributes to that. This summer, the lack of healthy air to breathe due to fires as really put a damper on all we love doing.

Sep 18, 2017 12:02 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

We may get 1 tornado every couple of years. Hurricanes dont seem to stay together and the snow comes, but melts. I love our climate here although as i get older, i can see spending winters in South Florida.

Sep 18, 2017 11:20 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

family is what dictates where we ALL live.... and it's new england and ma specifically.... we know how to deal with blizzards....

Sep 18, 2017 10:38 AM
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Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
Utah Homes - Alpine, UT
Utah Homes

I've lived in many states and have enjoyed the experience everywhere I've been. Weather has about a 30% effect on me. More important is access to places (shopping, camping, schools, lakes, oceans).

Sep 18, 2017 09:48 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I like the weather in Tennessee and the 4 seasons are perfect for me. I believe I would get bored with the same weather day after day.

Sep 18, 2017 09:14 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

ZERO

Sep 18, 2017 04:25 PM
Rainer
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Royalty One Mortgage
Royalty One Mortgage - Henderson, NV
Mortgage company in Henderson, Nevada

For me personally, I would have to say that it's a pretty major factor, probably weighing in between 50-60% of my decision making process. Daily living, commuting, recreational - all reasons why I take local weather into account. However, it's certainly not the only factor that's important & wouldn't necessarily keep me from moving somewhere if everything else (Career opportunities, school(s) quality for the kids, quality of living, recreational, etc.) lined up perfectly.

 

-T.J. / The Royalty One Mortgage Team

Sep 18, 2017 12:53 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Just snow during the winter months but I would rather have snow than a tornado, hurricane, earthquake or flood.  Let it snow!!!

Sep 18, 2017 12:43 PM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I have not noticed any difference, it's more the 'season' than the weather in our niche William Feela.  People still come to Open Houses if it is raining or in the triple digits.  And more people are out and about when it's Snowbird Season!   

Sep 18, 2017 12:07 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Less than 10% in Northern VA.

Sep 18, 2017 09:46 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

0%

Sep 18, 2017 09:31 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Occasional heavy snow can impact wintertime showings.

Sep 18, 2017 09:07 AM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

If I lived in a super hot state I would probably shrivel up and die like a lizard on a steaming hot sidewalk.

Sep 18, 2017 04:56 PM
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Kathryn Acciari
Century 21 Real Estate - Shrewsbury, MA
Brand Ambassador and Business Coach

Quite a lot. I enjoy the change of seasons, so a climate that includes winter is important to me.

Sep 18, 2017 04:06 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Given that I was born here ... my sense is not much. That said, I do know it will dictate where I will not live if I should ever decide to move. 

Sep 18, 2017 03:29 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

We have some tornadoes here as well but so far it's business as usual. 

Sep 18, 2017 02:59 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Not all that much... unless we have a rare snowfall when everything stops till that bit of snow melts.

Sep 18, 2017 09:51 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 it does have an affect on our business - if it rains, we don't see showings, and especially when it snows.

Sep 21, 2017 07:48 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

if it snows we stop.  no showings period.  My area is not equipped for the rare occassion when it snows.

Sep 20, 2017 02:26 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It would take a LOT for me to leave California's weather.  Politics-wise, I'm long past wanting to leave.

Sep 19, 2017 10:43 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

During hurricanes, it's about 100%.

Sep 19, 2017 07:32 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

William Feela It was more job opportunity than the weather. Just ended up staying here in Virginia.

Sep 19, 2017 06:27 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I live based on the community of people, not the weather. And I am SOOOOO tired of hearing everyone complain.

Sep 19, 2017 04:57 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Snow affects the market.

Sep 19, 2017 04:48 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Except for the summer heat and rare monsoon - weather is great here!

Sep 19, 2017 04:35 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Considering we just had a hurricane-A LOT!

Sep 19, 2017 03:40 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

We live where we live 100% to be close to our families.

Sep 19, 2017 03:32 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I think for many people, where you are born is often where you live out the working/family raising part of your life. However, when making a change later on in life, I think weather has an important part in the decision making process. I, for example, hate humidity and would not volunteer to go anywhere with high humidity.

Sep 19, 2017 03:21 AM
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Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
Realtor 651-674-7449

WEll, I have never lived  anywhere else so I really do not know if it truely affects me.

Sep 19, 2017 02:52 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

William Feela - a lot! (And business, too.)

Sep 18, 2017 10:20 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Couldn't give you a percentage but it's definitely a factor and why we moved from New England!

Sep 18, 2017 09:54 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

If I moved I would consider it.

Sep 18, 2017 09:38 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Well, I landed in Charlotte about 4 decades ago and loved it so, I stayed! I do love the weather here - I love having 4 seasons and being surrounded by green most of the year.

I don't know what percentage of having wonderful weather (and very few natural events in the decades since I've been here) but, I'm sure a little part of me stays for that reason. 

Sep 18, 2017 07:53 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

Family dictates the region that I live in.

Sep 18, 2017 07:51 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

The older I get the more I do not want snow.

 

Sep 18, 2017 05:56 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

In CT we are pretty fortunate with fairly moderate wheather. Our biggest issue is icing and maybe the occasional blizzard.

Sep 18, 2017 05:24 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

As I love year round warm weather Florida is more and more my home.

Sep 18, 2017 01:42 PM