It seems that when I do a listing presentation many sellers ask if I will hold open houses. I tell them that I will but I am honest with them when I tell them that it is rare for a house to sell because of an open house.
I think lot of people watch HGTV where there are many shows that seem to put great store in open houses.
In this market they are rarely effective as far as selling the house is concerned, visitors are rare and so there are not many buyers to turn into future clients.
One of the problems is that some cities or subdivisions do not allow signs to be put out on the street which makes it difficult to advertise.
So, my question is, are open houses effective in your market?
What do you do to make your open house stand out ?
Do you have incentives to get people to come into the house?
Where do you advertise?
I would love to hear from agents from other parts of the country as well as those in North Texas.