Shayne Stone, "Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor" (HomeSmart)

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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Never took notice of that

Jul 12, 2022 08:54 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I never noticed  . . . in my area it gets soooo hot that blinds are usually closed to retain cooling. For a showing, we'd go up ahead and open blinds for light, then close them afterward . . . 

Jul 12, 2022 08:54 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I have not found that to be true. I suspect the people with their blinds/curtains closed are trying to keep the home cooler.

Jul 12, 2022 08:46 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Are you referring specifically to homes that are listed for sale - or in general?

Generally speaking, I have not associated open or closed blinds with the square footage of a home. In my mind, I link it to:


Keeping home cooler

Keeping home warmer

Day sleepers


Jul 12, 2022 09:25 AM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

Nope. Nobody has noticed.

Jul 12, 2022 09:22 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I typically never see blinds closed when showing homes.

Jul 12, 2022 08:50 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ


Jul 12, 2022 02:44 PM
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

That's not a thing in San Diego -we're light & bright always.

Jul 12, 2022 12:50 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

That has not been my experience here so maybe it's local to your area. I do close our blinds on very hot days to keep it cooler or to cut glare but in general, they are always open.

Jul 12, 2022 11:41 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I would say from my past showings that this is untrue. People who care to sell their house quickly stage it with the 'whatevers' open to let the sun shine in.

Jul 12, 2022 11:16 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Can't say I have noticed. I would think the reasons for the closed or open blinds are more personal than related to SF. But that's me.

Jul 12, 2022 11:16 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Nope, never noticed Shayne Stone . In our area it would have nothing to do with sq' it would have everything to do with drug usage.

Jul 12, 2022 09:45 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I have not noticed. I am not a fan of closed blinds.

Jul 12, 2022 09:23 AM
Peter Mohylsky
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL

I am not a fan of closed blinds.  Light is good at my age.  

Jul 12, 2022 08:48 AM
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

I have not noticed, or have seen a correlation.  Now you'll have me looking!!  

Jul 12, 2022 04:42 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

I echo, echo, echo what everyone else is saying, Shayne! Have not noticed and while I love to open the blinds first thing in the morning, keeping our house cool is the priority, so close them after a bit.

Jul 12, 2022 04:10 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

You are so right, I notice the same thing, maybe it has to with keeping the smaller house cooler.


Jul 12, 2022 08:46 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

I've not noticed that. This time of year (July/August) I only open some blinds. We have morning light in the back and afternoon light in the front and having some of the blinds closed can make a difference. However, we like sunlight so we have to open at least half of them. The rest of the year we open more. 

Jul 13, 2022 05:15 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Can't say I've noticed that. Most homes I see these days don't even have curtains. As for my own listings I often have sellers remove curtains completely and always tell them to open their blinds for showings.

Jul 13, 2022 04:58 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never noticed actually based on square footage. Since light is good, closed blinds are bad for showings!

Jul 13, 2022 04:55 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I noticed it and narrowed it down to the people living there. Fear drives this

Jul 12, 2022 09:09 AM
Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Teaching people to pass the real estate exam

I have not noticed a correlation between square footage and blind usage.

Jul 13, 2022 07:36 AM
Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FLorida Real Estate Connector

When I first moved to Hollywood FL I could not believe so many homes did not have central air.  They were designed for trade winds to flow east and west.   I closed drapes on the east side of my home until noon in the summer and then on the west side while sun is setting.  It may be 95 degrees but with block out drapes, impact windows and is definitely cooler and makes a/c works less.


Many second homeowners close down their dwellings for the same reason.  Yes, I open them all for showings 😎

Jul 13, 2022 06:42 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I am keeping mine closed when the sun is in certain windows, to keep it cooler.

Jul 13, 2022 07:14 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Interesting association; no I have not made that connection, nor do I think it would be proven if a proper study were to be conducted.

Jul 13, 2022 06:24 AM
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

I have never noticed that.

Jul 13, 2022 06:22 AM
Adam Feinberg
Elegran - Manhattan, NY
NYC Condo, Co-op, and Townhouse Advisor

I don't see that at all in my market- blinds and curtains are open if the apartment gets great natural light. Often closed if the view is bad or presents as not receiving great natural light. I typically teach new clients what to look for as pictures can be deceiving and I can usually tell by the floorplan and pictures which apartments are likely to receive great natural light even if I am not familiar with the building.

Jul 13, 2022 06:21 AM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

I have blinds on bedroom windows, no others and we're under 2,500 sq ft.

Jul 14, 2022 01:02 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Not me, someone has too much time on their hands.

Jul 13, 2022 02:05 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Never noticed this in different size homes, however I have noticed that renters are much more likely to have their window blinds closed and often even have sheets over the windows.

Never asked them why, just always wondered why anyone would like to live in the dark like that.

Jul 13, 2022 12:26 PM