Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners)

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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't need an excuse... everything closed down in Charlotte for the snow yesterday... schools, offices, you name it. No one would think of asking to go out and drive and most sellers wouldn't approve a showing. Besides, if someone asked I'd be telling them I have no intention of putting them or me in harm's way on the roads when public officials have declared a disaster asking people to stay off the roads.

Jan 18, 2018 03:51 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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When it's 125 out in the summer, we have early morning hours. Folks who want to tour homes in the heat of the day, there it will have to be a very good reason. We're accustomed to the heat. It's them we're worried about.

Jan 18, 2018 04:11 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Only when there is an ice storm. Went out in that once, the house was on a huge hill, terrible idea. 

Jan 18, 2018 04:43 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, it does happen to me, but it is hard for us, locals use weather as an excuse, it is sunny and warm almost every day of the year in SoCal!

Jan 18, 2018 12:30 AM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

I've "called in well" before. I was doing so well that I wasn't concerned about showing up. I had some leverage, pushed the limits, nobody got hurt  (Long ago-non real estate).

Jan 17, 2018 11:50 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Can't recall ever doing that.

Jan 17, 2018 10:34 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Absolutely not... Only if the conditions are so bad that it presents a danger to me or the client.

Jan 18, 2018 05:08 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

No I do not. If weather is really horrible (like the middle of a snowstorm with unplowed roads), then it's not an excuse, it's a reason.

But most of the time, my clients are the ones who don't want to go out in crummy weather. I have said on occasion "pouring rain is a GREAT time to view houses - then we'll know if there are leaks!"

Jan 18, 2018 02:50 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Yes but it had to be pretty bad conditions. If I make an appointment to stick to it no matter what.

Jan 18, 2018 01:48 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

LOL ahhh no, that would be a tough one in sunny San Diego.

Jan 18, 2018 07:13 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

I would never have done that because I didn't feel like going... unless I was actually sick.  Unless the weather conditions are unsafe, I'd be there IF the clients wanted to proceed.

Jan 18, 2018 07:42 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

If one uses the weather as that excuse they have a poor business partner

Jan 18, 2018 07:27 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No. However, snow and ice can limit safe showings.

Jan 18, 2018 07:11 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Always give the clients the choice.

Jan 18, 2018 05:53 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

No. I use the motivation of the buyer as  the decision maker.

I will not wade through a tropical downpour to show the 11th house to a buyer. The 1st house, yes I would.

Jan 18, 2018 05:07 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Not as an excuse, a valid reason.

Jan 18, 2018 04:05 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Have never done so, but I can envision when it might be bad enough to do so! As for using weather as an excuse, probably not!

Jan 18, 2018 07:58 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Not me, I put the van away and take the 4x4

Jan 18, 2018 06:42 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

If I feel I can safely make it I ask how my buyers feel about getting out. I let them know I am willing or not.

Jan 18, 2018 05:16 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Never have, have shown buildings in pouring rain.  A

Jan 18, 2018 02:57 PM
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Aaron Brown
CNN Mortgage - Scottsdale, AZ

No excuses when you live in Phoenix, AZ! 

Ask me again in June/July & August when it's 120 degrees-Ha ha

 

Jan 18, 2018 02:37 PM
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Dee Toohey
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Longwood, FL
Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro

No.  I just dress accordingly, tell the buyers to do the same and get it done.  

Jan 18, 2018 02:09 PM
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Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Not in Florida, we are lucky with weather except for hurricanes, lol.

Jan 18, 2018 01:59 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

No, not as an excuse, but yes if it's a safety issue e.g. ice.

Jan 18, 2018 12:55 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we don't ever make excuses.... even if we have the flu, we make sure another agent substitutes....

Jan 18, 2018 11:43 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Praful Thakkar Not unless there is a really good reason. However in bad weather I do not follow the Mailman's Creed.

Jan 18, 2018 10:05 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I have, though I did show homes during breaks in the heavy rains we had the other week.  Wrote some offers too.

Jan 18, 2018 09:20 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I have not happened ... never make an excuse to not meet with clients. Not even three days after surgery.  The show must go on. 

Jan 18, 2018 08:41 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 may.

Jan 18, 2018 06:08 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Yes & it worse when there is 6" of snow.

Jan 18, 2018 05:33 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

NEVER, you cant sell a home without showing it or a buyer seeing one. I was out yesterday and worked a full day in the snow. 

Jan 18, 2018 05:33 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Sounds like an excuse to not be in business.

Jan 18, 2018 05:15 AM
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

I would think most buyers and sellers wouldn't want to when it's not safe to drive. I've had plenty of cancellations due to weather.

Jan 18, 2018 05:10 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

Jeff Dowler nailed this one!

Jan 18, 2018 05:07 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

If it's not safe, I'm not going out. There are too many idiots out on the roads that can't drive with cell phones in their hands.

Jan 18, 2018 05:01 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Heck no, never put off what you should be doing today with those folks who spent beaucoup bit coin buying the silver bird pair of tickets to get to your location. Their time is important to not waste. Seller expecting you too so don't bag it  Beuler just because of a few snow flakes. If they are qualified, traipse them to the end of the World and back to get that contract signed. Throw the jeep into four wheel drive and drive with care but don't stay in the real estate harbor missing out on "that's the one". Videos fix the locked door, no one at the curb to see and hear about the place in the meantime...full motion with natural sound. So they do tour lots of places, tool around the community events too. The show and tell must and does go on.

Jan 18, 2018 04:20 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

Jan 18, 2018 04:16 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Yes , some have acted surprised

Jan 18, 2018 04:11 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

No, if buyers are ready to view homes, so am I! 

Jan 20, 2018 07:03 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

yes, because if it's snow or ice in Georgia, it's not safe to be on the road. Period.

Jan 18, 2018 10:17 PM