WOW! That was the Worste Or Best Open House Ever! I Want To Hear It From You!

Real Estate Agent with Home Foundations LLC

I'm a newbie and I just got my first listing and now I plan to have my 1st open house. I want to hear from all of you out there about your 1st open house! was it Bad, Good, Ugly or what? I have learn a lot from you guys on Active Rain and I do like to read all the responses I get.( not many) So I want to hear how you forgot your Keys in side the house and you had to get a locksmith or how you burnt the cookies and the fire dept. came out. Have fun with this and help me out.

thanks in advance

Ray Delao


here is the link to the virtual tour



Lexa R. Montierth
NextHome Complete Realty - Tucson, AZ
Real Estate Sales Agent and Marketer

Hi Ray, I just had my first open house last Saturday.  I didn't advertise but put out signs and baked cookies anyhow.  I was sort of coerced into it, so I piggy backed off another agent who had done TONS of advertising.  Well, I had two people show up, she had ZERO.   My suggestions:

 Don't mess with baking cookies, get a Gold Canyon Candle on a hot pad (those ones that heat the candle without lighting it.)

Bring bottles of water, that is the only thing the people wanted.

Be prepared with all other local listings, I have a contract with one of them (yes already) because I knew the house down the street that was just what they were looking for.  The other is looking to make an offer on the other piece of land I knew about.


I had quite a few experienced agents post their ideas on my "Open House Help?" blog from last Friday, check it out.  

Do a search for Open Houses here on Active Rain  Tons of REALLY great advice!


Good Luck!



Jun 12, 2007 05:07 AM
Rob Robinson- Lehigh Valley PA
Bertrum Settlements (Title & Abstract) - Allentown, PA

Serve beer, have a ball game on for the husband's and let the wife part of the prospective buyer look around the house and smell the candle.

OK - sorry, just kidding. (I just HAD to)

Jun 12, 2007 06:36 AM