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Wet weather, good time to check out homes.

Wet weather in North Branch, Minnesota.  So it is a great time to look at homes

Who so?

One of the big reasons people will by-pass on a home is because of any kind of water intrusion.

It has rained for a week and the ground is saturated.

Roof issues should show up on ceilings.

The big one is the basement.   Any home that gets some water in the basement will be having that issue now.

Just because the weather is a bit uncomfortable is not a reason to stay home.

Now is a good way to see how great a home is.


But the flowers are very happy.

Comment balloon 15 commentsWilliam Feela • May 21 2017 12:07PM


Good morning William. Great thought! Schedule those showings with enthusiasm! And, hopefully, stay dry! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) almost 2 years ago

I totally agree with you, William.  After some wet weather, any water issues should show up when viewing a home.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 2 years ago

Home inspectors like inspecting on rainy days as it makes issues surface. Most homes look good in the sunshine but if you like one in the rain it is a keeper.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 2 years ago

Thanks for posting this valuable information.

Roof issues should show up on ceilings.

The big one is the basement.   Any home that gets some water in the basement will be having that issue now.


Posted by Sham Reddy, CRS (H E R Realty, Dayton, OH) almost 2 years ago

Good morning William. You are so right with this. Never a better time to look than in the rain.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) almost 2 years ago

Yes we are still showing homes in the rain today.

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (Real Estate and Beyond, LLC) almost 2 years ago

William, that is true, you find leaks in the gutters, possible flooding in the basements.  

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) almost 2 years ago

Good Point William Feela, I never look at it that way but in some areas it makes sense to look doing the rain.


Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) almost 2 years ago

These are very good reasons to look at homes during rainy weather.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) almost 2 years ago

You are right, Bill.  Nice weather rarely shows the ugly side of a house.  Leaks and poor maintenance surely show up when we have had this much rain.

Posted by Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire (Marshall Enterprises) almost 2 years ago

I hadn't thought of rain as a positive thing in that way.  But, you're right!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 2 years ago

You make some great points here...I had never thought of this before

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 almost 2 years ago


Good way to check a home for a roof leak is a rainy day.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 2 years ago

Enjoy the weather Bill, we have a dozen outside construction projects planned this spring and the weather has not been cooperating.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) almost 2 years ago

Gutter, drainage, roof defects will reveal if deficient.

When buy used cars look in good weather(body, oil leak etc).

Posted by Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe ( (408) 425-1601) almost 2 years ago