Ahhh...Wisconsin weather -- one day it's 60 degrees and the next it can be 40 degrees colder with snow and wind.
The snowstorms we have today don't seem to be nearly as big or strong as those I remember as a child, they can still dump a good amount of the white stuff on us. Sometimes it's the light and fluffy kind and sometimes the heavy, slushy sort.
Yesterday while I was out showing houses in a steady, chilly rain, I was quickly reminded of the importance of keeping driveways and walkways clear of snow and ice. With temperatures hovering around the freezing mark, we encountered sidewalks and driveways that were glazed with ice.
Yep -- on top of keeping your house in "showing condition" on the inside 24 hours a day, making sure it's safe for buyers and agents to walk to the front door and around the exterior of your house is equally important. And while it's sometimes tough to keep up with the rain, sleet and snow, it's worth the extra effort. Not only is there less risk of someone falling and getting hurt, it's another way to show those buyers you care about your property.
So keep those shovels and bags of salt around for a little while longer, and keep those buyers from sliding away.
Originally posted at http://peggywester.com/buyers-slip/.