Please Do Not Show in Inclement Weather
Some things are so bizarre you just couldn't make them up if you tried. I was showing property today to a young couple looking for some more space. We're seeing a bunch of older single family homes. Some are newly renovated as foreclosure flips. Some have been obviously loved by the families that inhabited them for the last two or three decades. It's really neat to see these homes. They all have character in their own way.
The first home on our tour today was one that both the husband and wife were in agreement was very possibly IT. Yes, the first home we've seen in thirty that they both loved. I glanced over the remarks on the MLS printout in my hand and the following words might as well have been in four inch, neon and blinking type.
PLEASE DO NOT SHOW DURING OR JUST AFTER INCLEMENT WEATHER.
I don't like to put a damper on the excitement of a husband and wife who have finally seen eye to eye on a home, but THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is what we call a CLUE. Roof leak? Water in the basement? Leaky windows? Flooding street? No matter WHY they don't want agents showing the home in inclement weather, the reasons can not be good. I sincerely doubt, as it was a vacant home, that it was a matter of the owners not wanting wet shoes in the home. The remarks would have then simply said something like, "Please remove shoes if wet or dirty before entering."
My Buyers may still have this home a short list, but I can assure you that IF the home still is on their list, we'll be stopping by on the first rainy day we get. Sure would help us to narrow down exactly what the it is that inclement weather does to this home.