How do we handle real estate in 14 degree BELOW ZERO weather?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Alaska Dream Makers 14818, 15692


With a pick ax of course! 

This is just an example of a home sale where, in 14 degrees BELOW zero temperatures, our real estate sign needed to be taken down. We use large steel bases and heavy 4 x 4 posts for our signs so even on a good day they take some muscle. The steel base works great to keep the signs in place with any wind but, with the snow and ice built up at driveway corners, we tend to have to break them loose this time of year (hence the pick ax and the 'here's Johnny' face).

Jacque Ficek Alaska Dream Makers Associate Broker in Wasilla AlaskaWasilla Palmer Alaska Realtors going to extremes for their clients!

Just another example of some of the extremes we go through to 'get the job done' for you! 

In case the temperature scared you a little, we recently went to Montana 
and it was 27 below zero. Back in Wasilla the temp went back up to being 
in the 30 degree above zero range again. :)

If you need Realtors that will go to extremes for you, give Jacque & Larry a call today!

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Comments (3)

Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop
NextHome Experience - Chelan, WA
A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!

Oh my, I can relate. Fortunately, I got my signs in during reasonable weather, but getting up and to them on ice and snow was a little scary. But I got it done...we do what we have to right LOL!


Mar 20, 2018 10:09 PM
Larry & Jacque Ficek

Absolutely Colleen! It does make for some interesting moments for sure. :) 

Mar 21, 2018 10:07 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

OH MY is right, and cannot imagine trying to get a sign INTO the ground with those temperatures.   

Mar 21, 2018 06:13 AM
Larry & Jacque Ficek
Alaska Dream Makers - Wasilla, AK
Realtors - Wasilla Alaska

Hi there Joan, it is actually easier to set them on the snow pack and let them melt into it than get out the crow bar and pick ax after the fact. This was in an area with a lot more snow than we had and the snow plow came up the driveway a little from the main road and had it nearly buried. All is good, the home sold and the sign survived with no Realtors injured in the process. :) 

Mar 21, 2018 10:11 AM