Maintaining Your Property in the Winter

Dear Seller of a Vacant House,

We had our first real snowstorm of the season on Saturday. Around Hartford most places ended up with 3-4 inches of snow. Really nothing compared to some of the storms from last year, but still an amount that most would consider needs to be shoveled. So why did I, and my clients, have to tromp through this on Sunday when going to view your home?

Now, I know you don’t live here any more. You’re across the country at your new place and have other things on your mind. And at least it wasn’t like the debacle I stumbled across last year. But your house is still here and you are trying to sell it. Why not try to welcome the people that may want to buy it?

If you could, please hire someone to plow your driveway and shovel your front walk and sidewalk. I know my clients and I would appreciate it and most likely your neighbors will too. Also, if you don’t have your driveway and walks shoveled you’re essentially letting bad guys know that you’re not around and no one really cares for the place. They may decide that you also don’t care about your copper pipes and will let themselves in to take them. Just sayin’…