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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
PREA Realty - Laguna Niguel, CA

I live in Southern California.  What's a blizzard?

Feb 14, 2015 12:24 PM
Rainer
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Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

No.

Jun 23, 2018 10:28 PM
Rainmaker
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Only if you got stuck, then I would have had to rescue you.

Feb 15, 2015 10:50 AM
Rainmaker
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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

I love to work hard. Yes.

Feb 10, 2018 09:58 PM
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Bill Dandridge
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU - Durham, NC
GREEN, ABR, GRI, EcoBroker

Absolutely! Only, that is, if I felt comfortable in my car.

Feb 15, 2015 12:16 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

YES

Feb 15, 2015 10:54 AM
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

If there was a blizzard in Florida, I would have gone outside and played in the snow, but no appointments.

Feb 15, 2015 07:36 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Altieri
RealtyQuest/Kinard Realty Group, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate - Shelton, CT
REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale

Absolutely not. I cracked up my car once due to icy roads and no control.  That was the last time I drove in bad conditions when I could have postponed.

Feb 15, 2015 03:52 AM
Rainmaker
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Dave Roberts
Healdsburg Sotheby's International Realty - Healdsburg, CA

Probably not. My usual response to heavy storms is to leave the roads free for people who have no choice. First responders, of course, but everybody else who has important jobs to do. There's almost always another day for showing property.

Feb 15, 2015 03:16 AM
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Mary Brundage
Keller Williams Realty/Southern NH - Nashua, NH
Residential Sales in Southern NH/Northeast MA

If it's a declared state of emergency, I would not go.

Feb 15, 2015 03:08 AM
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Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Honestly I do not drive in a blizzard ..I would have canceled the appointment. So the answer is NO

Feb 15, 2015 01:33 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Nope, better safet than sorry and not worth it.  If I was selling houses, it doesn't seem like ideal conditions to view home or even get in the door safely and obviously if someone lives there, they won't want to leave.

Buying a house is not an emergency.  Totally different is someone is having a baby or gets hurt and needs to go to hospital.

And, why make it harder for them to plow the snow?

Feb 15, 2015 01:20 AM
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Raymond Denton
Homesmart / Evergreen Realty - Irvine, CA
Shady Canyon Specialist

No, I wouldn't have gone.  I don't leave the house if it's raining.

Feb 15, 2015 12:35 AM
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Heck yeah!  We live in Indiana.  This stuff happens.  I'd double check with the listing agent to make sure the sellers are able to leave, and then I'd check with my buyers as well.  If everybody's good, I'm good.  Plus I have a Jeep.  Driving in this stuff is FUN!

Feb 15, 2015 12:02 AM
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Jason Potrzeba
Webster Bank - Providence, RI
Mortgage Banking Officer

If the showing was going to occur during blizzard like conditions with poor visibility and poor road conditions, the answer is no. It just seems irresponsible.

Great question by the way.

Feb 14, 2015 11:23 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

It depends if I felt I caould get there safely. What about the buyer? Their safety is important too.

Feb 14, 2015 10:21 PM
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Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC
Realtor/Broker

No way.  If there's snow or ice on the ground, I cancel everything and stay home.  It's a service to the community.  I was raised in Florida and have no idea how to drive safely in that stuff.

Feb 14, 2015 10:09 PM
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Adam Gohlke
Gohlke Properties LLC - Eagle River, WI

Yes, I'd be out there.  My area is second home territory and often times if buyers are unable to see a home one weekend, they won't be back for a couple of months.  So I don't like to squander any opportunities.  Not to mention, it builds trust with the buyers that I'm willing to get the job done no matter the conditions.  Maybe the moto of the US Postal Service wore off on me during my brief stint with them: Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow.....

Feb 14, 2015 10:07 PM
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Linda Metallo DiBenardo
RE/MAX Impact, Lockport, Illinois - Lockport, IL

No.  It's recommended to stay off the roads during blizzards.   Only emergency vehicles and snowplows should be out.

Feb 14, 2015 10:05 PM
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Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

Well, honestly, no.  I did part of my growing up in Minnesota and I vowed to live where the word blizzard is never used.  God Bless Texas!

Feb 14, 2015 09:58 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

And Evelyn - Please dont go out in another blizzard! You are too precious to us all to do that! 

Feb 14, 2015 09:56 PM
Rainmaker
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

I don't think I would go out in the blizzard itself - Not many buyers will be out grabbing that one dream house - and the sellers generally don't want people coming during the blizzard tracking in snow - or the vacant houses haven't been cleared. Sellers can be consulted with by phone-If they think I have to be there I think they are crazy sellers I would want to skip.  

Looking at Boston - the traffic authorities don't want people on the roads in a blizzard. 

After the blizzard passes - I used to get into my stick shift Jeep and would go anywhere! i loved that car! 

Feb 14, 2015 09:56 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

It depends on the urgency of the appointment and my ability to get there.  In all likelihood, I'd cancel.

Feb 14, 2015 09:54 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

If i coudl safely get there, you bet, if not i would wsit until i could

Feb 14, 2015 09:47 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I would not go out in a blizzard.

Feb 14, 2015 08:57 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Evelyn -- it would have depended on road conditions. I probably would not have put myself or my clients in danger if the roads were really bad. In NYC I did show through snow storms, but we could walk to our showings.

Feb 14, 2015 08:43 PM
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

HA, I have a similar question this morning. We have a Relo buyer that came in last night to see a luxury house that just hit the market. That County doesn't have blizzard warnings like ours...

Feb 14, 2015 08:24 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Evelyn Johnston there are different ways one can set up the meetings. Why take this risk? Just my two cents.

Feb 14, 2015 01:20 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes...we had a storm in Novemeber and got 18 inches...I showed 4 properties and my buyers bought one of them.

Feb 14, 2015 12:39 PM