The Snow Is Gorgeous But...

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291
The snow is gorgeous, no doubt! But it does play havoc with coordinating real estate activities.
 
Just like all homes are not alike, the same holds for buyers, sellers, and inspections.
When you get a ratified contract, there are still deadlines to meet, taking from a week or two, depending on the terms. 
 
 
And coordinating all the inspections depends on the scheduler's efficiency, the availability of the various contractors, the buyers, the seller's time, and the weather in a month like February.
 
 
home inspection
 
 
Even when carefully scheduled, a winter storm can cancel one or more of the inspections.
It's tough to inspect a roof with snow or ice adequately. 
 
Rescheduling is not always easy. Everyone is busy, and many are already working to capacity.
So we have multiple challenges. Especially older and very unique houses, there may be a need for more specialized services.
 
  During this stressful time, it’s crucial to stay in close contact with your clients. Delays or uncertainties are challenging even for the most organized, coordinating with various folks involved. You should be able to rely on the expertise and experience of your professionals.
 
 
Stress
 
 
This stress holds whether you are a first-time buyer or a first-time seller. Some of my sellers have been in their homes for decades.
 
Trying to schedule a moving company, figure out what to pack, when to pack, or whether to pack.
 
The snow is pretty, but it does play havoc with real estate activities.
 

Thinking about selling your home

Call Margaret Rome

410-530-2400

 

Margaret Rome

 

 
 
 
 

Comments (20)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Margaret having lived 4 decades in Snow Country.... I only want to see pictures of the white stuff:))Endre

Feb 07, 2021 09:27 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

It will be a long time before anyone gets to see a roof in our area.  The buyers will be dependent on the honesty of the sellers or a rather large escrow.

Feb 08, 2021 04:55 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Margaret - I am grateful for the few years I lived in the Mid-Atlantic area but also glad I didn't practice real estate there.  Snow is sometimes nice to admire(especially from afar) but working in it brings new meaning to "snow day".  

Feb 08, 2021 05:21 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Margaret. Snow can be  blessing or a curse. Depends on how it effects you. Enjoy your day!

Feb 08, 2021 05:29 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Margaret closing a loan the day of a snow storm is always an adventure!!!

Feb 08, 2021 07:16 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 I admit I had never stopped to think about how the winter weather affects your transactions

Feb 08, 2021 08:07 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Snow hasn't affected things too bad this year.  Even the inspection that threatened to cancel last weekend was there as scheduled.  

Feb 08, 2021 08:13 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Endre Barath, Jr. I still love the beauty of the snow and will continue to send photos!

Feb 08, 2021 10:10 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Ed Silva And in your area, that's what you have to do. 

Feb 08, 2021 10:11 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Michael Jacobs,

It comes with the territory. Always good to see you!

Feb 08, 2021 10:13 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Wayne MartinThat could be said about most things in life.

Feb 08, 2021 10:14 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

George Souto But sometimes the build-up of the weather forecasts causes more problems than the actual weather. That happened this past weekend. Lots of things were canceled, and it turned out to be a 'nonevent.'

Feb 08, 2021 10:19 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Rocky Dickerson Just another dimension of what we do in RE. See you tomorrow on ZOOM!

Feb 08, 2021 10:21 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Chris Ann Cleland

At times, it is the threat of weather that raises more havoc than the actual weather.

Feb 08, 2021 10:23 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Oh yes, Margaret- I remember when we moved to Leesburg and looked for a home in January and February. Snow and ice everywhere. 

Feb 08, 2021 06:10 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Sacramento rarely sees any snow.  I probably have only experienced it in my lifetime a dozen times or so.  However, within 60 miles of home as we climb into the Sierra Nevadas, we can visit it on a regular basis.  It's lovely to see, but I'm glad I don't need to shovel it.

Feb 08, 2021 07:01 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Kathy Streib

You certainly won't have that situation in Florida!

Feb 08, 2021 07:53 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Myrl Jeffcoat Sounds like a wonderful way to enjoy the beauty of the snow!

Feb 08, 2021 07:55 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I have felt that way for quite a few days in a row seeing what’s going on in East Coast! More snow in three weeks and we had in three years lol!

Feb 10, 2021 08:48 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Laura Cerrano It looks like we will see a lot more snow for the next couple of days!

Feb 17, 2021 07:41 PM