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Open houses can be scary - for your sellers and for you. Safety and security should be your primary concern when hosting an open house.
To ease sellers' minds about having strangers wander through their homes, I've used a registry, but have met some hostile people who see my request for them to sign in as an infringement of their rights to privacy. One such gentlemen stormed out - later I found my open house signs destroyed.
Other agents have suggested when they are conducting tours they lock the door and put a sign on it to inform others that he/she will be right with them. I'm personally not fond of that idea. First I don't want to be locked in with strangers and secondly, I'm not sure the others would wait; thereby, defeating the purpose of an open house.
So last week I suggested to my broker that agents team up at open houses. I've always been a huge fan of the buddy system for safety. He was leery of the idea, thinking that people coming through would be intimidated. I stated that I had heard from others that surprisingly enough people seem more at ease. So he suggested I join him for his open house that weekend to see how it goes.
Three things of note happened using the buddy system at the open house:
The seller really got the sense that as a brokerage we were working hard for her and she felt secure knowing that if it got busy there would be enough eyes on her belongings.
Those touring the house were able to receive one-on-one attention and get their questions answered as soon as they asked them.
Because I was with the listing agent I learned more about the house by listening to him talk to others than I ever could by doing the open house on my own and then next day when I did the open house with a different agent, he was able to learn about the house from me.
The buddy system in an open house is a win-win for everyone.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.