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Old 05-24-2009, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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This may be a silly question but... how much does weather affect showings? I live in a usually sunny area but it has been so dreary over the last 2 weeks. I've even noticed way fewer people walking dogs, riding bikes, etc. The rain has been light but the sky is always dark.
Does this affect people's moods to house hunt?

I suppose snow or thunderstorms would deter someone but general cloudy, ugly days? Any thoughts? It's very depressing to look out my windows and see no one out and about in the neighborhood. I'm assuming buyer's get in a funk also when ugly weather hits.
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Old 05-24-2009, 11:15 AM
 
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Well there's nothin you can do about it... sometimes dreary days are cozy stay home days. If you have a showing leave a few lights on near cozy chairs, maybe leave a book there.... bake some cookies before you leave... make your house look like a place someone would like to be in on a cozy dreary day!
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Old 05-24-2009, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Buyers are people - they are effected by weather just like everyone else.
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Old 05-24-2009, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Atlanta/Decatur/Emory area
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Most highly motivated buyers will go out regardless of weather. Buyers who are not in a hurry are more likely to be put off by bad weather.
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Old 05-24-2009, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Hermoso y tranquilo Panam√°
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When I practiced in Colorado had way too many showings where it was literally almost blizzard conditions, snow packed/icy roads etc. One instance here was a day where it was cold and rain blowing sideways so I thought, what the heck - I'll head home; no one will want to look at property today. Fortunately have agents because we had 3 or 4 walk-in clients who wanted to look at property that day. Guess it just depends on the buyers, but I've had way too many showings where the weather was less than desirable yet still buyers wanted to look at property.
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Old 05-25-2009, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Where I want to be!
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Me, well I dont want to be out runnin' around in storms but my daddy always said the best time to look at property was right after a good hard rain. You get to see what has standing water, leaks, wet basements, ect. There is some logic to it.
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