Everyone likes to to look for homes when it is sunny.Â Open houses during the spring and summer in Palo Alto are always crowded.Â Some people think open houses are a Palo Alto recreational activity, much like soccer games, or concerts i the park.Â Well, if you are justÂ curious about the marketÂ or like looking at other people's homes, thenÂ house shoppingÂ only in good weather is a great way to be entertained.
However, if you areÂ serious about buying a home, shopping in the rain is one of the best things you can do for your due diligence.Â In addition to the obvious benefit of seeing if there are any leaks through the roof, you can also find more subtle, but just as damaging leaks through windows or sliding glass doors.Â You can see how the gutters are performing,Â You can see if water ponds anywhere on the property, or if water is draining onto the property from a neighbor's yard.Â You can also see how much light there is in the house when the sun is not shining.
I am not saying that you should never buy a home if it is not raining, but I am saying do not let rain stop you from looking.Â You can learn a lot about a house and the information is valuable!
Keller Williams Realty
Marcy Moyer Keller Williams Realty Palo Alto, Ca. Specialist in Trust and Probate Sales