Please Do Not Show in Inclement Weather

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Real Estate Broker with Long & Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA VA License # 0225089470

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. 

 

 

 

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Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker- Licensed in Virginia, GRI, SFR, Northern Virginia Short Sale Specialist. Affiliated with Long & Foster, 7526 Limestone Drive, Gainesville, VA 20155.  To contact Chris Ann, call 703-402-0037 or email chrisann@LNF.com.  Or you can visit her website:  www.nvarealestate.net.

Header photos taken by Chris Ann Cleland.

The opinions expressed in this post are those of Chris Ann Cleland, not those of Long & Foster REALTORS®.

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Karen:  I think it's not even on the short list anymore because of these remarks.  The couple who viewed it found a cute home over the weekend.  Now we're just waiting to get the offer accepted.  They went in strong.

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Sharon Alters
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Chris Ann, that's just plain snarky and stupid! Not to mention underhanded and illegal. Does that agent seriously think they are going to get away with this?

Sharon

April 16, 2012 06:45 PM
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Sharon:  I think the answer is YES.  It's a shame, isn't it?

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OMG.  Ae you kidding me?  Glad you found them something more suitable...and that agent probably wouldn't have been someone you wanted to work with in the transaction.

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Marti:  I don't know if the one we ended up working with is much better.  Just posted about her and the ordeal of getting under contract.  

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