Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker,  602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000)

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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

I've seen fire, I've seen rain and I've seen days that would never end...

but I've never seen a day I wouldn't show homes.

Oct 06, 2015 07:31 AM
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Debra Peters
Referral Realty - Manorville, NY
NY Real Estate Salesperson

I would wait until the storm lessened. Don't think homeowners would be too thrilled about having dripping wet buyers in their home. I can not honestly answer if I had an out of town buyer that was working within a time constraint. I'd have to decide when faced with that situation.

Oct 06, 2015 06:22 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Neither rain nor snow or threat of darkness stops old Noah from trying to make a sale.

Oct 06, 2015 07:25 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

If it felt extremely dangerous I would ask the buyer if we could reschedule. Debra makes a good point about homeowners not wanting wet floors.

Oct 06, 2015 06:31 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Anna,

I did once for an out of state client (he was leaving that afternoon) who wanted to see a space in a building that was under construction.  It was raining hard,  I would not have done it, if the person was staying longer.  A 

Oct 06, 2015 06:13 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no, lightning DOES strike.... no need to ask for trouble....

Oct 06, 2015 07:08 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Anna Banana Kruchten No, I don't believe I would. I don't think sellers would appreciate people running through their home with wet shoes and dripping umbrellas.

Oct 06, 2015 06:55 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Been there done that.

Oct 06, 2015 06:20 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I would defer the showings unless the prospects have a very limited amount of time to see homes.

Oct 06, 2015 06:13 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Likely not.   

Oct 07, 2015 03:48 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

The only weather condition that would stop me would be ice on the road.

Oct 06, 2015 10:13 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

It makes more sense to wait a short while for the storm to pass.

Oct 06, 2015 05:33 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

It can get insanely intense here and I rarely will take the chance. Worse yet is when the sky is blue and an errant bolt strikes near.

Oct 06, 2015 01:18 PM
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

LOL...no

Oct 06, 2015 01:07 PM
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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 have been caught many times in a thunderstorm while showing. I don't think we would leave the office during one though.

Oct 06, 2015 12:43 PM
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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

We are like the mail carriers,  Rain, Sleet snow and thunderrstorms don't keep us away from our work showing homes.  Tornado warnings are a different story!

Oct 06, 2015 12:18 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

If it met my criteria and vetting...you bet. If mailmen can do it, agents can too

Oct 06, 2015 11:41 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

No. Here in San Diego, when we have heavy rains, there are often 100-200 accidents a day. Nothing in real estate is urgent enough to take that kind of risk.

Oct 06, 2015 07:47 AM
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Doyle Davison
Hawaiian Beaches Hawaii - 714-968-6767 - Huntington Beach, CA
30 years as your Concierge services listing broker

it never seems to rain where I live to I can't really answer.. I would love to see a little rain...

Oct 10, 2015 05:00 PM
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Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

Probably the buyer would cancel before I had to make that decision, but yes...I do what needs to be done. 

Oct 10, 2015 06:25 AM
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Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI
Century 21 Town and Country - Royal Oak, MI
#11 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World

I would wait until it was safe for all.  Unless there is a larger point to test fate  why would you?

Oct 08, 2015 08:41 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

it would depend on the client's time frame - just in town for a day - yes - long term looker - no. 

Oct 07, 2015 08:59 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Anna, I've done it.  But I make them drive.  Same with snow.

Oct 06, 2015 02:49 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

the only exception I might make and go is if the buyers are on a time crunch, but I sure would try to wait until the storm passed.

Oct 06, 2015 02:07 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
I have done this. I have also shown homes during and right after a snowstorm.
Oct 06, 2015 12:31 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

No, I would reschedule because it is not respectful of the seller.

Oct 06, 2015 12:12 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Yes, and I have. However, I am very careful.

Oct 06, 2015 12:05 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Not if it is really a dangerous storm.

Oct 06, 2015 11:53 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Sure, as long as you dont have to go out on the golf course you should be ok.

 

Oct 06, 2015 11:36 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

No!  Why?   It isn't safe and it doesn't make sense.  

Oct 06, 2015 11:03 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Yes, I showed a house in near hurricane conditions a couple years ago. Both buyer and wife showed up. But on that one, we only had to run about 50 yards to the covered porch, and house was vacant. Probably wouldn't do it on an occupied house unless we could pull into their garage.

Oct 06, 2015 09:48 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

My answer is two words.  The first starts with "H" and is four letters long, the second is "NO!!!!"

My safety is worth WAY more than any potential commission check!  It doesn't rain much out here in So Cal, so any rains causes traffic wrecks of biblical proportions.  I'd rather NOT go to the hospitaly any time soon.

Oct 06, 2015 09:09 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

If the client was ready to buy, probably.   I showed homes in a neighborhood that was expecting a tornado this past summer.

Oct 06, 2015 09:09 AM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
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Anna, I would, but it is better to wait for the rain to slow down.

Oct 06, 2015 07:43 AM