Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired )

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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

To keep children wondering just how does Santa manage to squeeze through...??  :)

Nov 12, 2016 03:43 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

A diversion of sorts but a lot more beneficial than Facebook.   

Nov 12, 2016 03:39 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

It is like a roof over the chimney, and it keeps water and creatures out of there, except for Santa Claus, of course!

Nov 12, 2016 03:38 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

To keep chimney from getting age spots...

Image result for CHIMNEY HAT

Nov 12, 2016 08:52 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Primarily to keep water out...

Nov 12, 2016 03:32 AM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

My understanding is to keep the animals and debris out.

Nov 12, 2016 08:37 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

So it's head doesn't get cold??!! 

Nov 12, 2016 07:51 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

It keeps the neighborhood squirrels and birds out along with Santa

Nov 12, 2016 03:31 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Barbara Todaro - keep safe from rain? 

Nov 12, 2016 03:26 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

To keep the monsters out!

Nov 12, 2016 02:47 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Works for me..

Nov 12, 2016 12:21 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Keep the critters out.

Nov 12, 2016 11:06 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I was going to answer to keep the rain and birds out. Every so often it fails at the job.

Nov 12, 2016 09:49 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Yep...getting critters in your chimney can be a big problem. I've had chimneys for the last 27 years. Thankfully I haven't had a critter problem. 

Nov 12, 2016 09:27 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Important to keep the wildlife out of your chimney and your furnace.

Nov 12, 2016 09:00 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Well I was going to say to keep moisture and critters out, but you said it first

Nov 12, 2016 08:43 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

To keep visitors larger than a certain size from visiting.

Nov 12, 2016 07:19 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for the reminder.

Nov 12, 2016 07:19 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Keep birds out.

Nov 12, 2016 06:24 AM
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Sharon Altier
Coldwell Banker Realty - Elmhurst, IL
Luxury Property Specialist, CSC, SFR

In addition to leaves, branches, etc. from the trees above! 

Nov 12, 2016 05:24 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

To keep moisture and rodents out.  Well worth the money to invest in one. I am surprised by how many home / chimney inspectors reveal they are missing. 

Nov 12, 2016 04:42 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

To keep the elements and critters out.

Nov 12, 2016 04:40 AM
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Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

We had a couple of ducks get in, and a giagantic toad. 

Now new cap installed.

Eve

Nov 12, 2016 04:39 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Can't rain down my chimney.  But is a pain the behind to take off for cleaning it.

Nov 12, 2016 04:11 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Besides water to keep out birds and squirrels!

Nov 12, 2016 03:35 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Keep the rabbits out?

Keep the squirrels dry?

Nov 12, 2016 03:33 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

It's a multi - use item - had mine removed recently along with the rest of my chimney

Nov 12, 2016 11:03 PM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Gives the squirrels a roof over their home

Nov 12, 2016 10:41 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I know this one.

Nov 12, 2016 10:34 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I had my top 2 answers to keep rain and creatures out

Nov 12, 2016 10:14 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

And some people pay no attention as to condition!

Nov 12, 2016 09:29 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Hopefully its not to keep Santa out...LOL

Nov 12, 2016 09:15 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

To keep out the raccoons during mating season.

Nov 12, 2016 12:51 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Funny thing, even most of Southern CA properties have fireplaces that are never used. 

Nov 12, 2016 11:50 AM
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John DL Arendsen
CREST "BACKYARD' HOMES, ON THE LEVEL General & Manufactured Home Contractor, TAG Real Estate Sales & Investments - Leucadia, CA
Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & RE Developer

Are you sure you weren't a general contractor in a past life Barbara Todaro ?

Nov 12, 2016 10:50 AM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

I would have guessed correctly about critters, but not about moisture.

Nov 14, 2016 02:12 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

To keep my dam racoons out of the house.

 

Nov 14, 2016 01:59 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I knew this but liked Ron and Alexandra Seigel 's answer!

Nov 13, 2016 07:09 AM
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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

When I first moved into my present home, I had birds fly down the chimney with regularity until I put a screen around the cap.

Nov 13, 2016 07:00 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Prevents water and animals from going in.

Nov 13, 2016 01:44 AM