For those who don't know what I am talking about I mean hosting more than one OPEN HOUSE on the same day. I have seen many different ideas from many different people here on Active Rain, but I personally don't really know of any agents in my area who have attempted to do this or do it on a regular basis and have not attempted to do it myself until next weekend...
However, when you do the math, it seems to be easy to figure out. More open houses equals more possibilities to meet more people and will hopefully equal more business. There are pros and cons, but I think that the pros far outweigh the cons. However, I am not sure on how long each open should be hosted for. I have heard of agents hosting them for as short as 15 minutes and doing 8 or more in the same day to as long as 2 hours each and still doing 2 or 3 in the same day.
- What do you all think?
- How long should they be and how many should we do?
- How many is too many?
- Do you like the idea of multiple opens or are you against it?
JUST FOR THE RECORD TO SEE IF IT WORKS OR NOT, I am going to experiment and am going to try to do 3 of them next Saturday on 3 of my different properties. My theory is that if you shorten the amount of time from 2-3 hours to only 1 hour then you will get more of the serious people into the home that probably found it somewhere other than a street arrow sign and they will be more likely to want to buy the home. At 1 hour in length, it should still be enough time to catch a few that are just driving by and aren't that serious yet (and probably are not working with an agent). The sellers will probably be happier as well because they don't have to stay out of their house as long as for a 2-3 hour period. I am going to do one from 11:00AM - 12:00PM, then the next one from 12:30PM - 1:30PM, and then the final one from 2:00PM - 3:00PM, and will let you all know how it works out...