This evening I attended my first twilight open house. I've heard about this catching on in the New Orleans market, but had been previously engaged every time one came up. It was a beautiful house on Marengo Street in Uptown, Linda Babineaux of Prudential Gardner the host.
On the positive side I could see that folks were coming after work to be there, which I'm sure was more convenient than taking time off during business hours. It's also been blazing hot here in New Orleans and the sun was waning by time we got there. The evening light showed off the house beautifully, and Linda had it well lit. I'd seen the property before in the middle of the day, and definately thought it had a more roantic and homey feel than my previous visit.
On the other hand, it was the end of a long day for me and for the clients I brought over. These folks normally take quite awhile to get the feel of a home, but this time they moved through quicker than usual, and had tonight's dinner plans on their mind. The traffic was quite light and I saw as many brokers as clients there.
I'd love to hear from those who have held or attended twilight open houses. Has it been more, less, or equally successful than tradtional times for open houses?