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Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Avalon 0789718

Even if you don’t live in an area impacted by snow or ice this week, weather, at certain times of the year, does affect everyone.  If you are a homeowner trying to sell your property, traffic slows or comes to a halt in bad weather conditions.  If you are a buyer, it becomes challenging to schedule showings and rely on the availability of properties.

There is good news about bad weather, however.  If you are a seller, a snow day offers an opportunity to organize closets, catch up on paperwork or undone items on your “to do” list.  If you have children and school is cancelled, enlist their help in operation organization.

If, however, you are a buyer in search of a property, spend some time online researching towns and neighborhoods.  If you know exactly where you want to live, go on the town website to read minutes from council, zoning or committee meetings.  Interview real estate agents either by phone or email to assess their responsiveness and knowledge of the market.

As a real estate agent, snow days are a great time to catch up on continuing education, database updates, or to make phone calls to expired listings or FSBOs. 


How do you celebrate snow days?

William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I hope sellers don't wait for such a day as they need to be ready, but it is a great point...GET IT DONE when you can.

Jan 25, 2015 09:35 AM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Marilyn: No snow in this area, but if there was, I would spend the time catching up on social media outlets, cleaning up my WordPress blog, and getting my taxes ready.

Jan 25, 2015 09:39 AM
Marilyn O'Donoghue
Long & Foster Avalon - Avalon, NJ

Taxes-great idea Anita!

Jan 25, 2015 09:42 AM
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

We seem to have missed most of the chill this year.  It started out very cold in the fall.  We were more chilly in fall than now.  Real buyers go out in the cold 

Jan 25, 2015 10:46 AM
Nicholas Costantino
Engel & Völkers - Hoboken, NJ
CRS, ASP, e-Pro

I celebrate snow days by eating all the things I shouldn't eat and lots of them! Stay warm.

Jan 26, 2015 07:16 AM
Marilyn O'Donoghue
Long & Foster Avalon - Avalon, NJ

Ditto Nicholas! Thanks for making me smile

Jan 26, 2015 07:17 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Marilyn- we don't have snow days here in Florida, but I do make use of stormy days by cleaning up databases and revising forms, etc. 

Jan 29, 2015 09:22 AM
Marilyn O'Donoghue
Long & Foster Avalon - Avalon, NJ

Great idea Kathy Streib-I love Delray Beach!  My friend is an official for the tennis tournament.  

Jan 29, 2015 09:06 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

It's snowing again today....a new fresh coat of the pretty white stuff!

Great tips for making the most of snow days!

Jan 30, 2015 04:17 AM
Marilyn O'Donoghue
Long & Foster Avalon - Avalon, NJ

My co-worker is headed your way for a ski week so she'll be happy with fresh powder!

Jan 30, 2015 04:58 AM
Chuck Willman
Chuck Willman - Alpine, UT

Although it has been my experience that homes just don't receive as many visits in the colder months, it's such a great time for buyers. Welcome to ActiveRain Marilyn- I'm sure you'll find success here.

Jan 31, 2015 07:52 AM