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Open Houses are tough enough

By
Real Estate Agent with Charles Reinhart Company

Open houses this weekend were for diehards only.  With the temps around 7 degrees and the winds reaching 50 mph it was numbing to be out in the cold.  I held two open houses with little turn out.  Real Estate is tough enough in this market and the winter chill doesn't help.  Of course I had one where I had to place 5 directional signs.  With the wind whipping and the ice on the roads I thought I was either going to blow away or be frozen in place.  On the bright side of things and let this be a lesson to those realtors who stayed home, I did enjoyed one lonely visitor who I now working with as a client.  February is the best month for open houses, do the wisely.

Steven L. Smith
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc. - Bellingham, WA
Bellingham WA Home Inspector
Wow. It gets rough around here but I might be too whimpy to be doing inspections back there.
Feb 11, 2008 01:14 AM
Kevin McGrath
Long & Foster Real Estate Companies- Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania - Fredericksburg, VA
Long & Foster Real Estate Companies
I always figure that if they are out on that kind of day they must be at least a little serious about buying.
Feb 11, 2008 01:14 AM
Don Lantier
Donald J Lantier Realty - Smyrna, GA
Broker/Owner of LantierRealty.com & HouseTour4
I agree that open houses can be as fruitful as we make them even if no potential client show up!
Feb 11, 2008 01:19 AM