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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

I think year round between 5 & 6 I stop showing homes. I still work a lot later then that, but mostly at home on the computer.

Nov 07, 2015 01:23 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I rarely show homes past 6pm in any event--summer or winter.

Nov 07, 2015 09:03 PM
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John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

I stick the daylight hours. The power may be on, but that still leaves plenty of dark and potentially unsafe areas in the yard, along the street, etc.

Nov 07, 2015 01:26 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Most of the property I show is outside the city limits. I like to be done about an hour before dark.  I have showed a home in the dark. Don't like it. 

Nov 07, 2015 12:26 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Depends on the client.  Last week I had an appointment that started well after dark.  Both people work and it was when they could see a house.

Nov 07, 2015 11:52 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Until dark unless accompanied with my husband or associate and only then if I know the client well.

Nov 07, 2015 11:03 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

As long as we arrive before dark I will show it.  Sometimes we stay until it is dark, but not usually.

Nov 07, 2015 10:02 AM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

just before it gets dark.

Nov 07, 2015 07:43 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Will,

This time of the year the only buildings, I was willing to show were highrises.  The single story and retail spaces we saved for full daylight.  Also the highrises we had listings on had guards in the lobby and great gated parking.  A

Nov 07, 2015 05:58 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

At latitude 22 we don't get a big swing in our minutes of daylight on Kauai, Will. But there is some difference. We usually stop showing after sunset (currently 6 pm).

Nov 07, 2015 03:53 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have not had any buyers this week, but think it won't be late, too dark and cold.

Nov 07, 2015 03:35 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Unless there are some extenuating circumstances, I try not to show after 5 PM.

Nov 07, 2015 03:34 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Until daylight is done for me.

Nov 07, 2015 03:09 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

there is no need to show a home in the dark...there would always be another daylight showing needed before an offer is made...so wait until daylight!!!

Nov 07, 2015 02:54 AM
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Vera Gonzalez
RE/MAX Suburban, Inc. - Sterling Heights, MI
Gonzo For Real Estate

5:30 and 6. 

Nov 07, 2015 02:39 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I always prefer to show homes in the daylight. If the property is hot and we need to get there in the dark, I take a flashlight!

Nov 07, 2015 02:22 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

No showings after dark.  Ever!

Nov 07, 2015 02:19 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
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It depends on how urgent it is, the client and how serious they are.

Nov 07, 2015 02:15 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Oh yes, this week has been so tough in finding house numbers.  I'm going to limit number of evening appts till spring.  6pm already seems to be late and same w/ 5:30.

Nov 07, 2015 02:07 AM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Will,

 

What I prefer to do and what I sometimes have to do are two different things. I always prefer to show in daylight but have shown houses with no power, using flash lights, late, late at night.

Nov 07, 2015 01:53 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Home buyers are at a disadvantage when they look at homes after dark. I suggest that they take time during the day for this very important activity. 

Nov 07, 2015 01:27 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Up to 1 hour before dusk. The exterior of the home is as important as the interior. The buyer prospect must see both.

Nov 07, 2015 10:12 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Prefer not to show homes after dark. Hard to get a feel for curb appeal!

Nov 07, 2015 08:27 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Will - I leave some of that up to my clients. If they want to see the yard and the neighborhood, then we will have to schedule showings before it gets dark. If they want to see the inside of the home only, then we can go anytime before about 7-7:30pm, and turn on the lights. After that is a little too late no matter what. However, I would always recommend seeing the home in daylight, and if the buyer sees a home at night and likes it, they will most likely want to come back during the day.

Nov 07, 2015 12:51 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I don't like to show vacant homes after dark ever.

Nov 07, 2015 11:23 AM
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
REcampus Fully Accredited Florida ONLINE & Classroom Training in Destin, Pensacola Florida - Panama City Beach, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

before it gets dark!

 

Nov 07, 2015 10:07 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I will do a first time show until 8pm, but a second show only when it is light

Nov 07, 2015 09:24 AM
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Christine Gerbehy
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox and Roach Northfield - Egg Harbor Township, NJ
Making waves, one home at a time...

Bad habit, but I will show homes til 9pm, lol!  We have an appointment center that if a house is vacant, and it's from one of 4 offices, we can schedule til 11pm.  So if it's a show and go(vacant), I can pull up, get a lockbox code and show the house. 

Nov 07, 2015 07:02 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Some people like to see the home in the dark as it gives them a feel for the home and area at that time of day.

Nov 07, 2015 06:12 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

With the early darkness cut out about 90% of my night showings. I will show up to 8pm if needed and if the seller allows light or no light. 

Nov 07, 2015 06:03 AM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

til dark..so a bit earlier. i dont like to show property in the dark, unless its a 2nd time back

Nov 07, 2015 04:26 AM
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Michael Scruggs
UTR Texas-Realtors - Houston, TX
ABR, CNE, TAHS

Great question! I generally don't prefer to show homes after 8:00 in the evening. I have noticed anytime after that we have to go back to show the home in the daytime anyway.

Nov 07, 2015 03:48 AM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

We are allowed to show until 8 pm now.

Nov 07, 2015 02:21 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Try to get there before dark. We use iphone flash light sometimes.

Nov 07, 2015 01:58 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

It's really hard to get a feel for a home after dark.  I try to get there early enough to take advantage of light - even if it means getting the buyers to take a long lunch.  

Nov 07, 2015 01:46 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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I avoid showing them in the dark but sometimes schedules are limited so we do so anyway and make sure all of the lights are turned on high.

Nov 07, 2015 01:45 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

When you show a home in the dark, you most certainly know you are going to have to show it again.

So, how much is your time worth?

If it's dark, the home show is OVER I will advise the buyer because they will be unable to make a decision based on the condition of floors and updates in the kitchen and the lamps that may illuminate. Let's return when the effort can be meaningful.

"But I need to know if BR 3 is big enough for Trigger."

"We were in this floor plan two houses ago and the bedroom was more that sufficient for Trigger. Let's make an appointment for tomorrow. And please, come on time so we don't get caught by the dark."

Nov 07, 2015 01:41 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

My latest showings have occurred in the early AM at times. As long as I have electricity available I'm going in Will.

Nov 07, 2015 01:28 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Last showing time personally is 8pm and that is if the lights can be turned on!

Nov 07, 2015 01:27 AM
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Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

I hardly ever show after about 3-4 ....if it's later than that I turn it over to one of my team members .....I spend all my time after 4 working on marketing ...

Great question!

Nov 09, 2015 08:54 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Will Hamm you are right - I do not show homes after 5 PM during these months.

It does impact slightly though as buyers who are motivated will make it a point to see the home anyways - at some other time.

Nov 08, 2015 01:10 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

8 pm is the latest for me.

Nov 07, 2015 11:18 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Thanks all for your comments.  I have to agree with most of you with your answers.

Nov 07, 2015 10:33 PM