How do handle the hot weather with buyers?

Asked by Megan Manly, Nashville, TN Mon Jun 9, 2008

love to hear tips from other agents on how they keep buyers cool during the hot summer months. We're already in the 90s here in Tennessee. Does anyone keep their car running while they're inside showing? Would love to hear some creative, fun tips for making the hot experience a bit cooler.

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Dorene Slavi…, Agent, Torrance, CA
Tue Jun 10, 2008
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It gets hot here in Los Angeles,California too!
If the listing has AC I will have the seller keep it running, if it is vacant I will go in advance and turn the AC on before I get there with the client (in the morning). I will park the car inside the gargage or in the shade but I don't keep it running. I will go out to the car ahead of the clients, and turn on the car AC before they get back in the car.
Web Reference:  http://www.doreneslavitz.com
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Cathy Sloan, Agent, Jacksonville, FL
Tue Jun 10, 2008
I'm in North Florida.

If the temperature is near 90 I leave the car running. ( I keep the remote lock on a separate key chain so I can lock & unlock the car while the car engine is running. I park in the shade when ever possible. I also carry a cooler of bottled water. We are always passing convenience stores so I make sure to ask my clients often if they want to stop for cold drinks or snacks.
Web Reference:  http://www.cathysloan.com
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Mia Gloor, Agent, Mariposa, CA
Tue Jun 10, 2008
I always keep a cooler of bottled water the back.

Mia Gloor "Mariposa's House Hunter"
http://www.mmariposahomes.com
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Susan Rodgers, Agent, Nashville, TN
Thu Jun 12, 2008
Cooler of water in your car at all times..........load up in the morning before you go out to show. This really works
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Sylvia Barry,…, Agent, Marin, CA
Tue Jun 10, 2008
Unfortunately for us, people are really spoiled by the relative fair weather we have here in Marin, when we had a week of 100 degrees weather, vertually nobody comes out and see houses.

Park the hosue under the shade, keep the air running and ice cold water are all great ideas. First, I gues, I have to get my buyers out under that condition; so I geuss the good thing is, at least your buyers are out :-)

Sylvia
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Diana Serry, Agent, Carlsbad, CA
Tue Jun 10, 2008
I carry a small ice chest in my car with bottled water. You can even have the bottled water labels customized to promote you business. They automatically become a 'refreshing business card'.
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Realtor, , Chicago, IL
Thu Jun 12, 2008
Wow I guess things are really different in more rural areas as opposed to major metros like Chicago. I think in 18 years of RE I have driven maybe 9 clients around in my life because they didn't own a vehicle. Here most people want to be in their own car for the privacy so they can discuss each home after they have seen it.
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Mr.P, , Arizona
Tue Jun 10, 2008
C`mon, they are going to live there, they better get use to the heat.
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Realtor, , Chicago, IL
Tue Jun 10, 2008
That is the great thing about being an agent in a major metro area. I never have to drive clients around.
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