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I just wanna know, the price. I'm at an open house and the room is full of casually dressed people. No one is wearing a name tag to identify themselves. I continue down the hall to the bedrooms and look for telltale signs of professionalism. Maybe three adults standing together, perhaps one dressed a little nicer than the others, none.
In the kitchen I find a nicely dressed person standing next to some brochures, she must be the agent. A child runs up yelling Mommy, Mommy! She picks the child up and I can see a name tag, is she the the agent? The name tag is from the Florest down the street.
This actually happened to me when I attended an open house that I saw as I drove down the street. Most of us know the basics of holding an open house;
Have brochures available as people walk through the front door...
Greet people as they walk in...
Be there to answer questions about the listing and pickup new clients...
This agent decided to stand outside in the backyard and have a cigarette with a friend. The house is full of strangers and the agent is not watching the Seller's belongings whatsoever.
I know, if I were the seller I would be very upset and would fire that the agent the next day.
I still saw no identification. I decided to leave what appeared to be more of a party than an open house. It turned out that the listing agent's licensed assistant was holding this open house. In our state, a licensed assistant can sit open houses and actually show clients houses.
How did I find this out? The listing agent was holding another open house on the next block over and I decided to stop and ask her if anyone was manning the other open house. She told me, it was her assistant. The funny thing is, there was no one at the agents open house but the assistant had at least 15 people wandering around.
Is it worth your reputation and perhaps your pocketbook, to run two simultaneous open houses? A better question; "How would your sellers feel?"
As a Residential Broker and Relocation Specialist, I sell homes in or around JBLM, DuPont, Tacoma, Gig Harbor and Hartstene Pointe in Washington State. Please visit my website athttp://www.phenderson.netto search for homes and information (all information is believed to be accurate but is not guaranteed or warranted in any way)
Referrals are always welcomed and appreciated, Thank-you!
(As a member of the NWMLS, this blog post is intended to comply with NWMLS rules as pertaining to blogging.)
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