As agents we do a lot of driving and a fair amount of walking. With the recent storms in the Maryland area driving and walking have become a bit hazardous. We can control the rate of speed that we drive in the snow but listing agents and owners need to take control of the snow and ice on their properties. Mother nature can't melt it all!
I LOVE real estate but do not relish the possibility of falling while trying to get into a home. Therefore, please remember to inform your clients that they should have the walkways of their homes shoveled and cleared of snow and ice. Out of the 5 vacant homes that I showed this weekend NONE were cleared of snow and ice. I slipped many times and so did my clients. One client almost slipped down a set of stairs packed with snow.
I have had to sound the alarm to my piano student families as well because I also provide in-home piano lessons. I have had to cancel at least 1 lesson because the driveway was too slick for me to climb and was covered in ice.
Not only is it a safety issue but once all that snow and ice is walked on it can get tracked into the home being shown causing the owner to have to clean carpets again and again. It can also be a legal issue if someone is help on your property.
At my age, I don't want to fall and not be able to get up. But I do want to be able to list, sell or rent your property.