In my opinion, there’s no better time to see a house than when it’s raining. Now, I don’t mean it has to be The Flood 2 or anything, but a nice steady rain is a good time to see a house, and I said so on Twitter. At the very next house, my rationale was explained – we walked into the basement to find standing water, a squeegee, and everything stored off the floor on portable Island Plastics shelving.
See, rain isn’t always a bad thing! While getting in and out of cars and traipsing through a house might not be your idea of a great time, if you really want to get a close look at a house, I’ve found that seeing it when it’s raining can often be helpful. Most of the time it’s not quite as serious as a swimming pool in the basement; sometimes it’s as simple as a window seal that’s showing condensation that might not otherwise be there during a dry time, or standing water in poor-draining sections of a backyard.
So next time you want to take a really good look at a house, let me know; I’ll bring the waders. But so we’re clear, I also like looking at houses when it’s sunny, too.
Thanks to Roger for the picture.
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