Define, “Extreme Cold”

There’s a simple reason you seldom see Realtor open houses in Minnesota in January cancelled due to cold:  there’s no guaranty it will be warmer a week later.

Case in point:  exactly one week ago, when my client and I were wavering due to local temps in the single digits.

We went ahead with the broker open as scheduled, and in fact, had a very good turnout (about 20 agents through).

Fast forward to today, when temps are again (still) in the single digits — except today a brisk wind made it feel even colder.

P.S.:  Blizzards and heavy snowfall — which are actually infrequent here, national impressions to the contrary — are another story.

See also, “Catering Broker Open’s (Or Not)“; ““Embellishing Attendance at a Broker Open (Word of Advice:  “Don’t’)”; and “The Logic of a Multi-Broker Open.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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