Do you shovel the snow at vacant properties?

Real Estate Agent with William RAVEIS Realty

I went to show a house last weekend and the agent called to tell me to be careful getting into the house as the driveway had not been plowed (not enough snow) and the walkway hadn't been shoveled.  This house was a vacant listing but how does an agent expect to sell a house when other agents bringing customers can't even get up the front steps!!

Bob and I always make sure that for our vacant listings there is no icy patches or snow that will get in the way of a potential customer! We hire our nephews, or a high school student looking for a little extra cash to shovel the walkways or we do it ourselves. Are we crazy or do you do the same for your vacant listings?


Comments (3)

Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

I'd gladly shovel snow IF we could just get some! 

Jan 21, 2009 12:21 AM
Ernie Steele
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty - Lebanon, PA
Call me, let's get started!!! 717-273-3774

I don't shovel snow...I ask the seller to make arrangements with a friend or neighbor.

Jan 21, 2009 03:14 AM
J. Philip Faranda
J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY - Briarcliff Manor, NY


If the seller can't make arrangements I have it done.

Sometimes I do it (not that I like to!).


Jan 22, 2009 12:58 AM