One Showing ” or Two?
If Sellers were OK with it ” and Realtors’ “smart” keys worked then ” it would be possible to show homes in late June in Minnesota between 9 and 10 p.m.
After all, the sun sets after 9 p.m. on June 21, and twilight lingers almost till ten.
Unfortunately (or maybe not for tired Realtors and homeowners), smart keys automatically time out after 9 p.m., making such showings a “no go.”
Fast forward to late August, and sundown is now just after 8 p.m.
Which means my advice to would-be Buyers is to look no later than 7 to 8 p.m.
If they like the home, they’re just going to have to double back to see it during full daylight, when it’s possible to assess the exterior, yard, and neighboring homes ” not to mention how the interior looks during daylight.
So, why not just save time ” and a showing ” and see the home during daylight the first time?
P.S.: I actually prefer to show homes on cloudy days rather than sunny ones.
Even dark homes look good (OK, better) on especially sunny days.