What started out as an open house, turned into something else.
Yesterday, Saturday, was supposed to be an open house at a builders spec. home. It turned into an interesting day. We arrived at the builder models to get the key for the home 3 blocks away. Sharon, the sales rep. said that our client that we talked to on Friday was up looking over the lot they are thinking of buying. We just missed them by 5 minutes, but they called Belinda and said that they just left the builder and were at the lot talking it over with his wife. They were surprised when we met them within 3 minutes and walk the lot with them. They were concerned about the views, but this is a huge lot and they would have great views. They wanted a little better deal, so Belinda went back to the sales office and got them $8200 in closing cost, plus money off the lot premium.
Well this cut into our open house, but we got a sale. We proceeded to go to another one of our listings and discuss with the seller the game plan when he moves out of state at the end of the month. He is selling most of his furniture this Friday and Saturday at a garage sale. I remember reading a blog here in AR not too long ago about doing an open house during a garage sale, so I offered our services for doing it both days while he had his garage sale. The more people the better.
Then we went back to the builder again, and someone pulled up and asked if we were realtors and if we could help them. We are going to show them homes this week. They are from out of state and renting in an area, where Belinda knows the complex and they can get out of their lease early if they are buying a home.
What a day, and I wanted to stay home and watch College Football. Thanks Belinda for pushing me to get out and do an open house. And just think – we never put one sign out.