Our First Day of Snow and Ice

By
Real Estate Agent with Realty World Alliance

The weather reports warned us the day before it was coming. Ice, snow, and 40 mph winds.

I start planning a day of house cleaning, making a big pot of stew, relaxing in front of the fire place and playing video games until my thumbs fall off.

Boy was I wrong. The phone has been ringing since 9:30 AM. It seems my idea of staying inside during bad weather is just that my idea. My couples who have been on the fence seem to have been blown off by the 40 mph wind. Hopefully by the end of the day the ice will be to thick for them to climb back up there.

What brings people out in this kind of weather? Tomorrow the weather reports show a big happy full sized sun with no clouds or wind running through it. The things we are willing to do.

Well I have to bundle up and head back.

Wish me luck.

 

Comments (7)

Brande Bradford
Keller Williams - McDonough, GA
Realtor

Hi Denise,

Indeed what we do for our customers.  I grew up in Kansas and I do remember the ice storms.  Have a great day.

Dec 10, 2008 04:56 AM
Denise Gray
Realty World Alliance - Wichita, KS
Realtor SRES, Wichita Kansas Homes

Hey Brande,

One of the Closers at the Title company has a daughter that has moved to Atlanta. Everytime she visits her she comes back and tells us what a great place it is.

 

Dec 10, 2008 05:01 AM
Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com) - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

Ice Storms suck.  That's what makes the wind blow so hard.  But hey, it knocked the clients off the fence.

A sure way for me to get business when it's slow is to plan to do something else like a good day of fishing.  Sure enough, here's a customer that just HAVE to have the inspection on the day I planned for fishing.

Dec 10, 2008 05:41 AM
Laurie Scalf
RE/MAX Victory - Beavercreek, OH

You just never know when they jump off that fence! Good luck, maybe those will turn into a great start for 2009!

Dec 10, 2008 06:48 AM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

I loved this sentence:

My couples who have been on the fence seem to have been blown off by the 40 mph wind.

Maybe it blew the fence down!

I teach my Realtor Clients out here to hold Open Houses -- with a few other little tips to make those open houses successful -- but one of the tips is to not be afraid to hold open houses when it rains. The reason is because we have 11 months of sunshine, so when it rains people have to find something else to do other than playing in the rain. Quite often, buyers will go to open houses.

I also teach my Realtor Clients to track their results, and their tracking sheets show more success in the rain than in the sunshine. Of course, they could be lying to me -- LOL.

Best wishes for health, happiness, peace, and prosperity in 2009.

Dec 29, 2008 09:06 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Denise,

What ever it takes to get them off the fence.  Good luck and stay warm.

Dec 29, 2008 11:32 PM
Denise Gray
Realty World Alliance - Wichita, KS
Realtor SRES, Wichita Kansas Homes

Thanks for your responses. Maybe we should pray for bad weather at least once a week.

Dec 30, 2008 12:05 AM