Did the Daylight Savings Change Put a Damper on Your Open House?

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I ran to a few open houses Sunday, and wondered if turn-out was lower because people were thrown off by the Daylight Savings change. One agent told me he had to cancel TWO open houses in Preston Hollow: the homeowners had plumb forgotten about the change and were not ready. Others I went to were slow. So I ask you, does the time change in the spring (losing an hour) or fall (gaining an hour) affect your open houses? Should you just not have an open house on these weekends?  In fact, what are the BEST weekends for open houses?

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Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for Forbes.com, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature CandysDirt.com, and SecondShelters.com, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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