Seasons are a big deal in my evaluation of real estate for my clients. A home that shows well and looks so inviting to me at first glance may turn out to be a nightmare in the winter months. Learning how to view my clients' needs in a 4 season approach seems prudent.
Some areas are hard to imagine unless you have been there. An example, I have a clothes dryer at work to wash patient gowns. I never thought I would use it to dry my patients clothes. Turns out many times that my dryer has come in handy so I ask them what happened. They actually slip and fall in their own driveways and their walkways.
As a realtor and a student of others, I have learned that it is not only stairs that are a problem, but rain, lots of it. Also considering trees, it limits outdoor activities like pools. Gutters and how they run in neighborhoods could cause a raised eyebrow or two.
Even when I dated a landscaper, he would tell me that neighborhoods that are new don't landscape until year 3 of existence. I listen and think about ground bees in lamb's ear foliage, and listen to others talk about hail damage.
My neighborhood in Fairfax, VA is a 4 season beautiful environment that I enjoy. I just want to keep learning about the season's so I can really show a client a house that delivers year round satisfaction.