As much as we love and appreciate the recent rain, it can make our line of work more challenging. But we all know that Realtors are like mail carriers – neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these professionals from showing homes! Below are a few of our favorite rainy day tips for Realtors.

Carry an Umbrella (or two)

We like to keep a few umbrellas in our cars – just in case. It’s always a good idea to have some shelter to protect you when that pesky lockbox is hard to find. Of course, it’s a nice touch to offer a spare umbrella to your clients if they didn’t bring one of their own.

Bring a Portable Mop

It might sound a little excessive, but if you are showing a house, it doesn’t hurt to wipe up the wet, muddy footprints your shoes cause. Think Swiffer brand – they are inexpensive and easy to maneuver. If not a mop, keeping a few extra rags on hand is also a good option.

Warm up With a Hot Beverage

Consider surprising your clients with a round of hot chocolate or coffee. This can turn a potentially soggy afternoon into a cozy winter house hunt. Plus, who doesn’t love an excuse for an afternoon pick-me-up!

Use A Weather App

If you’re anything like us, your cell phone is never far away. Having a reliable weather app can help you be prepared for the day ahead and makes it easy to check weather conditions no matter where you are.