Rainy Day Showings are inevitable! While they may not be the best situation, there are ways to put the home in a good light despite the gloomy weather.
Getting a shower as you walk in can turn off a buyer. Make sure the gutters are clean and working properly and diverting the water away from the house. Any leaks or drips will show up at this time, and while this may be an advantage for a buyer, it’s important to get the repairs done before the showings begin.
Wet weather can also mean flooded basements. Check on your sump pump and make sure it’s in good working order. You may even want to replace it to make sure the water stays out of the basement where it belongs.
Puddles are the norm after a heavy rain, but you may want to make note of huge puddles in the yard after a major storm and try to divert the water before your showings begin.
Good lighting is important! Show how bright and cozy your home can be in dreary weather. Turn on all the lights, change bulbs if needed. Turn up the heat and light the fireplace if you have one. Cold, damp weather can make a home seem cold, so turn up the cozy factor. Light candles or simmer potpourri on the stove to stave off the cold, damp smells. Fresh flowers can also help with delightful smells and the promise of better weather.
You can always have the buyers come back on a better day to check out the yard and exterior of the house if they are very interested.
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This blog was posted on www.agentrising.com on April 6, 2017.
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