Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners)

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

Praful, you kill me with this question, when I was selling Real Estate in Boston, MA snow would not stop me from holding an OPEN House in the Back Bay or Beacon Hill... I moved to Los Angeles and if it is more then 40% chance of rain listing agents cancel OH serious buyers are out there no matter what the weather is like...Endre

May 16, 2018 10:12 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The show must go on!

However, I will make arrangement for attendees to pull into garage or carport to they can avoid much of the discomfort.  Buyers willing to endure a little discomfort is one measure of the the meaning of 'motivated' buyer.

Great big umbrellas and staff properly trained means. the show will go on.

May 17, 2018 04:19 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

No. The rain is rear in my corner of SoCal, no one usually out, unless they have to. 

 

May 16, 2018 10:37 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

If I still hosted open houses it would depend on the severity of the rain.

May 17, 2018 05:18 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

The weather has never stopped me from having Open Houses except for hurricanes.

May 17, 2018 05:01 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I find that the better the weather, the poorer the turn out.  Go for it and have a good place ready to go for all of the shoes! 

May 17, 2018 05:00 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

No, sometimes when it rains, I have my best turnout.. When the weather is nice, often people stay home to do their gardening, of plan BBQ's etc.  I would not cancel it..

May 17, 2018 04:36 AM
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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

That's rarely the case here

May 17, 2018 04:19 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Yes, if there is rain in the forecast, the open house will be changed.

May 17, 2018 04:07 AM
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Ritu Desai 703-625-4949
Samson Properties - Ashburn, VA
Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor

Rain, sun or snow I have hosted in all season. Sometimes you find that one motivated buyer who buys the home and other days I catch up with my book or social media.

May 17, 2018 04:06 AM
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

Never cancel on the forecast.

May 17, 2018 03:26 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

The forecast changes all the time. How far in advance do you schedule? 

May 17, 2018 02:44 AM
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Praful, I'm not a fan of Open Houses but do them on occasion, when I do, the show must go on regardless of the weather. 

May 17, 2018 06:35 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

If I had advertised that I was going to, I would.

May 17, 2018 06:03 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

As Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 puts it, the show must go on! 

May 17, 2018 06:03 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Unfortunately. we have in the past and had to clean-up the tracks left at the doorway. All visitors complied with the request to remove shoes. It all worked out fine.

May 17, 2018 05:59 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Yes, you never know when that buyer is waiting for this time to tour your listing! You can always get a little work done if you have little attendance.

May 17, 2018 05:35 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I rarely host them any more as the homes sell quickly when i list them without one. But when i do, sometimes rain attracts people as there is nothing else to do

May 17, 2018 05:09 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

I try not to honestly. Low turnout when there is a tornado or blizzard.

May 17, 2018 05:04 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't do open houses, but if I did... once it's scheduled how could you cancel it last minute without looking "silly?"

May 17, 2018 05:01 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Back in the day when I did open houses on a regular basis, rain or hail or 100-degree temps did not stop me.  Nothing stopped me. 

May 17, 2018 07:53 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The show must go on...

May 17, 2018 07:32 AM
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Dan Capra
LAER Realty Partners - Lowell, MA
Listing/Buyer Agent

Absolutely...gives people something to do

May 17, 2018 07:29 AM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

I do not do opens, but do not believe in scheduling around weather for anything other than an exreme forecast.

May 17, 2018 06:29 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

As a Bay Area native, me thinks yes you do. If we called things for rain, we'd have a 6.5 month year up there.

May 17, 2018 05:51 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

May 17, 2018 04:14 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

It sort of sprinkled yesterday and had someone hold an open house, but it was a hot property.

May 20, 2018 07:09 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

I only hold an open house for listings when the seller believes they are beneficial.  I keep my commitment so won't cancel once they have been promised and promoted.  I wouldn't schedule one if rain was expected though.

May 18, 2018 11:07 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Absolutely.

May 17, 2018 11:58 PM
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Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
Prime Properties - Lake Arrowhead, CA
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No.

May 17, 2018 11:08 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

When I did them I never cancelled unless it was sold

May 17, 2018 08:53 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

There are reasons to hold an open house. None of them have anything to do with the weather.

Easy for me to say in Sunny California, right.

May 17, 2018 05:38 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Praful Thakkar it doesn't rain much in Southern California. 

May 17, 2018 04:38 PM
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Matthew Klinowski, PA
Downing-Frye - Naples, FL
Golf Community Real Estate Specialist

Since I spend time and money marketing my open houses I always hold them no matter what the weather brings. 

May 17, 2018 04:25 PM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Of course. 

We advertise and promote our open houses for days - way too far ahead to depend n weather. Additionally, people who want to buy houses still look at houses when it's raining. You might eliminate the Looky Lous.

May 17, 2018 02:33 PM
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Jon K. Judd
Keller Williams Realty - Central Delaware - Dover, DE
GRI, e-PRO, SFR, Delaware Homes

If the open house is already scheduled, yes I hold it... I also provide slip-on booties to protect the floors and rugs when weather is bad.  Seems now days the weather predictions are 50/50.... in being accurate.  

Of course the weather man is always correct.  45% chance of rain?  You are either in the 45% area or not... they are never wrong....

May 17, 2018 02:24 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It would depend upon the circumstances and the property.

Rain showers do not usually stop an open house in our area.

May 17, 2018 11:34 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

of course.... people don't melt.... they also don't do yard work or take walks in the rain....THEY LOOK AT HOMES....

May 17, 2018 09:55 AM
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Daiquiri Beebe
Abby Realty - Huntsville, TX
The Accessible Huntsville, TX Realtor.

Yes, rainy days are when people are bored. They have nothing to do but stay indoors. Potential buyers will drive around and be happy to drop into an open house. Plus, rainy days are a great way to see how the water drains away from a property.

May 17, 2018 07:40 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Praful,

Serious buyers are always there.  In commercial real estate we had lunch open houses for agents, and we did not cancel the open house if it rained. A

May 17, 2018 07:02 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It depends on a number of different factors. I have hosted some and canceled others depending on that scenario. 

May 17, 2018 06:53 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  I rarely do Open Houses.   If I scheduled one, it must be held even if it rains.

May 17, 2018 06:49 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Yes , people get cabin fever !

May 17, 2018 03:18 AM