When Daylight Savings Time Goes On and On

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Having Open Houses on the day that daylight savings time occurs brings a host of interesting issues.  Either the customers may miss the Open House due to sleep deprivation, show up early (put their clocks back instead of forward) or show up late as you are closing up the property.


This day was one with a stunning waterfront RI home that was so busy with people who wanted to buy it that the back up list is long!  Yet I was there for 1.5 hours after the open was suppose to end.  Everyone was messed up with the time change.  I even had the client milling around quietly listening to the feedback since I did not want to turn people away.  Back up offers are always important!


Maybe next year I do it on a Saturday the day before the time change...how about you?


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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Good morning, Ginny Gorman I would love the universal daylight savings time.... and Saturday open house events work well, too....we do them often....as long as you market, you could have any day work well!!!

Mar 15, 2018 05:03 AM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning Ginny. While it does not bother me, many take days to become oriented to the change. Enjoy your day!

Mar 15, 2018 05:11 AM #3
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Hello Ginny. I stopped doing open houses because I wasn't particularly good at them and I was robbed but I guess you learned Saturday maybe better next year.

Mar 15, 2018 05:25 AM #4
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

sounds like it was an excellent day for you - congratulations - I hope it brought several offers 

Mar 15, 2018 05:44 AM #5
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Ginny Gorman ,

It would be good to be universal with Daylight Savings time. I did an open house on the day of the time change and deliberately made it from 2-4! I had 45-50 people resulting in 3 offers! I was thrilled..only stayed an extra 20 minutes but it was a fun open house!

Mar 15, 2018 05:53 AM #6
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I haven't heard the official word but I think we're locking down DST forever here. I don't mind hanging out longer on an open if the traffic is good and yours sounded like a huge success Ginny.

Mar 15, 2018 08:04 AM #7
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Ginny- I'd never looked at the time difference that way. And Kevin J. May is right...I heard that Florida may go on DST permanently. I do wish that if we do, everyone else does as well. I'm confused enough as it is. 

Mar 17, 2018 01:28 PM #8
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224


              Thank you Ginny!

Mar 17, 2018 08:24 PM #9
Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Hi Ginny,
Those darn time changes do create some interesting issues.   Congratulations on a successful open house!!!

Mar 18, 2018 08:19 AM #10
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

I do not like daylight saving. I wish it would never occur. They do not have daylight saving in Hawaii, you know. So when I go there at this time of year, instead of being two hours apart from California, I am 3 hours. Which means instead of working from 7 to 7, I work 10 to 10 (on California time).

There is just no good reason to continue this archaic practice of daylight saving. It's not like we don't have electricity.

Mar 18, 2018 08:49 AM #11
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I do try to avoid scheduling anything on the first day of daylight savings time that involves another party.  And if I do, I make sure the night before to call them and remind them of the time change.  Once caught a family vacuuming and cleaning when I showed up for a listing appointment.  

Mar 18, 2018 10:06 AM #12
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
your real estate writer

I don't see any advantage to changing the time twice each year. We still have the same number of hours of daylight. Who cares if they're in the morning or the evening?

The only one who really gets upset over it at our house is my old horse. He likes "Spring Forward" because he gets his dinner (5 p.m.) earlier. He does NOT like "Fall Back" because dinner is an hour late. It takes him a few days to quit complaining about that.

Mar 18, 2018 12:11 PM #13
Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     Florida is on the brink of going to DST all year long.  The bill passed both houses of the Legislature.  It needs the Governor's signature, and an act of Congress, to take effect.

Mar 18, 2018 12:18 PM #14
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Ginny

I had a similar thing happen with an open house a few years ago, although we were not mobbed as you were. It's certainly important to remind people about the change when there are appointments..but then if we stopped changing back to regular time it would no longer be an issue. It has come up every year here in California but never makes it to the voters.


Mar 18, 2018 12:53 PM #15
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

That would certainly be one way to handle it. The Spring forward Sunday is always hard

Mar 18, 2018 12:55 PM #16
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I'm surprised we still do the whole clock change thing. I wish we could just keep it the same all year long.

Congratulations on all the offers and interest in the listing!

Mar 18, 2018 02:46 PM #17
Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

Hi Ginny Gorman. Congratulations on such a successful open house.

I'm not of fan of the time changes and also try to avoid scheduling much on them. It takes me a while to acclimate to the new time, too...
Thanks for  sharing,


Mar 18, 2018 07:15 PM #18
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

This is just a small problem in the grand scheme of things, I take it. I trust that you know you’re doing

Mar 18, 2018 10:41 PM #19
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

We should definitely do away with time changes. There doesn't seem to be any need for them anymore.

Mar 19, 2018 05:06 AM #20
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Ginny.  We may be heading to year round daylight savings time in Florida.  We need congressional approval to make it take effect.

Apr 13, 2018 04:45 AM #21
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