Step 1: Refer that client out!
Okay. Just kidding on that one.
I was out this morning showing vacant foreclosures to an investor of mine. He and I have been working together for years, and have seen plenty of foreclosures in the bad weather.
Last night we got about 4-5 more inches of snow here in the Fort Wayne area. This just adds on a little more snow to the existing snow on the ground.
This also adds on more snow to the unplowed driveways and sidewalks of said foreclosures.
I know it may sound like I'm complaining, but I am.
Here's a short list of things that every Realtor needs while showing foreclosures in the snow and cold:
1. A Jeep or some other four wheel drive.
2. Big ole boots.
3. A flashight. (Duh)
4. A super duper heavy coat. I prefer something NOT leather since Amanda and I are both vegan. If leather is all you have, so be it.
5. Thin but quality gloves. Nobody can take notes with those giant gloves.
6. A sock hat. (I don't wear these because it messes up my hair)
7. A snow shovel. No. I don't shovel the walks for my clients. That's just dumb. I have it in case one of my clients doesn't have a Jeep and gets stuck.
8. A sense of humor. I'm not going to lie. It's no fun showing vacant, cold, foreclosures in the middle of the winter. Most of them don't have power, which means they don't have heat.
Why do I do it?
Because the investors I work with are repeat clients. They're very good and loyal clients. Oh, and after they buy these foreclosures, they fix them up and then I get to sell them when they're pretty and warm!
Yes. I'd prefer to show warm luxury homes to my surgeon clients, my engineer clients, but today, I was out showing foreclosures!