For those who say an open house is a waste of time I beg to differ. I just did an open house today, although the market is slow. I had a chance to catch up on some phone calls and reading. I did however have 2 people show. A neighbor who was looking for a friend , who I am secretly waiting to hear from :o)...and a family who came through who just arrived from Germany and are living in hotel until they find a home. I told him to give me his email info and I would send him some listings. When I got home I did that.....In no time at all I sent him listings. within an hour I received an email from him can we look at properties on tuesday? What luck I am having a colonoscopy done that day...So I asked my partener if she could do it.. her first words were is his name Jeff? I said yes, she had did a public/broker open house for me on tuesday and a neighbor came by and said he had a friend who needed to find a home....so here we are, I would venture to guess we write a contract this week. This is not the first time I have recieved clients off an open house & caught up on some work. My best one was when I worked with a couple who were engaged they came to look at a house. they did not buy that one but I sold the condo she owned, the house he owned, sold them a house.. they got married and now they are expecting a baby and we have become very good friends. follow up, & keep in touch...it is amazing what can happen. I have ben told numerous times that open houses are a waste of time....I still beg to differ.