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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

In Washington State we would be out of business if we waited for blue skies.

Nov 06, 2016 04:25 AM
Rainmaker
5,583,563
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

the key to success with ANY open house event is to market it across the board....hit the best site and provide those posts well in advance....not the day before the open house....

Nov 06, 2016 04:57 AM
Rainmaker
4,631,916
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Quantity is nice and you have to give credit to buyers who are out and about on a rainy day.   I've had some good results on rainy days especially when the home is new to the market -- in our area that drives traffic to an open house.  

Nov 06, 2016 04:26 AM
Rainmaker
5,179,291
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sorry... don't hold open houses rain or shine! Have never found them to be well attended in our area.

Nov 06, 2016 04:25 AM
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Susan Emo
Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Are you watching tv yourself?

Nov 06, 2016 05:29 AM
Rainmaker
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Buyers don't come when it is raining because they don't want to get wet.  Buyers don't come when the weather is good because they want to do things other than look at houses. Buyers don't come when the Redskins are playing because the Redskins are playing . Buyers don't come when the Redskins aren't playing because they are doing other things.  Buyers don't come on Mothers' Day, on Fathers' Day, when the weather is hot, when the weather is cold.... but buyers actually come on all those days.... I don't think external circumstances really matter

Nov 06, 2016 05:19 AM
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1,858,247
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Pack up ... go home to your family. Watch some football together.

Nov 06, 2016 05:09 AM
Rainmaker
1,101,267
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
ZOOM Realty Group - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Are you sure it's due to the rain and not football? It's hard to know for sure which is the deterrent.

 

Nov 06, 2016 04:33 AM
Rainmaker
3,416,113
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Real buyers will come look in any weather, the lookie loo's will stay home in the rain

Nov 06, 2016 10:12 PM
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509,449
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I hardly do open houses but when I do I found that rain equals slow open house traffic.

Nov 06, 2016 04:57 AM
Rainmaker
5,915,883
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I usually try not to have an open house on a rainy day, will save the flooring.

Nov 08, 2016 06:47 AM
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1,634,374
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I"m in SoCal and rains are extremely rare here. 

Nov 07, 2016 04:08 AM
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1,519,273
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I tend to cancel on rainy days.  Makes the house too dirty.

Nov 07, 2016 01:53 AM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Open the garage door so the visitor has a dry place.

Stay in the garage so when they approach the house you can wave them in.

Make sure the visitor understands 'Neither rain nor sleet nor gloom of night' will keep YOU from doing what ever is needed to SELL THEIR HOUSE.

The mark of a REMAX agent.

Nov 06, 2016 10:58 PM
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

I only do one hour Impromptu Open Houses. If I already have a showing...no mater what the weather or the time or day.

I have had anywhere from 0 to 15 show up

Nov 06, 2016 10:22 PM
Rainmaker
2,804,846
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

You can only sit so long & then it hits you! What am I doing here? How long will I stay?

Nov 06, 2016 10:21 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Weather is a deterrent, especially for tire-kickers; the serious ones will come.

Nov 06, 2016 10:17 PM
Rainmaker
5,127,282
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I'm with Barbara Todaro ..we marketed heavily the open house my daughter held yesterday and it rained all day and she had 10 very interested prospects. Those out in the rain are serious not looky loos!

Nov 06, 2016 10:06 PM
Rainmaker
5,340,256
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

If no marketing was done, you might be a lonely guy! Location could play a part!

Nov 06, 2016 10:01 PM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Coldwell Banker Realty

we don't do them - even on sunny days! 

Nov 06, 2016 09:36 PM
Rainmaker
4,988,617
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Depends on what you did to promote the open house.  If you show up and stick a sign in the front you probably will not get much traffic.  Also sometimes it is hard to compete with the NFL.

Nov 06, 2016 09:17 PM
Rainmaker
4,434,227
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

Nov 06, 2016 07:51 PM
Rainmaker
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Steve Siegwalt - looks like the question is duplicated.....

Nov 06, 2016 02:54 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

Rainy days can produce some serious buyers just like any other day. I have had open houses on beautifully sunny days that had nobody show up.

Nov 06, 2016 02:26 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

I've never had good turn-out on rainy days - ever!

Nov 06, 2016 01:50 PM
Rainmaker
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Sorry to sound like a Real Estate snob Steve but I rarely do opens. I let newer agents do them for me and they ask for them, rain or shine.

Nov 06, 2016 11:54 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

One of my best Open Houses was on a day when we had freezing rain, and the one couple who came by bought the place.  

Nov 06, 2016 11:39 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I always arrive at hope houses prepared to make the most of those slow periods generating a bit of buz with some calls, emails and social media.

Nov 06, 2016 10:34 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I read your answers and I am glad you have a steady flow of visitors.  I love Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington answer.  A

Nov 06, 2016 08:49 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

I'd say that's pretty inACTIVE IN THE RAIN. Go Home!

Nov 06, 2016 08:41 AM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Some people are still looking even if it is raining.

Nov 06, 2016 07:59 AM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I quit doing them for the most part.  If i do one I take a lot of work to catch up on,.

Nov 06, 2016 07:51 AM
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Debbie Laity
CinaJones Real Estate - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County

Even if it was bright, sunny and 80 degrees...I wouldn't have anyone turnout at an open house in my area. 

Nov 06, 2016 07:47 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Real Estate is local.  I've done opens in pouring down rain and people showed up. 

Nov 06, 2016 06:59 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   I don't do Opens anymore, but back in the day I did some when it was raining.  Unless it was a downpour, people still came.

Nov 06, 2016 05:57 AM