Open Houses

Real Estate Agent with Century 21

I'm not sure why it seems that real estate agents don't like to do open houses. Sure, there may be times when you don't have anyone at the house, but when you do, it gives you time to speak one on one with a potential home buyer. Maybe they won't make an offer on that house, but you have had a chance to talk with them and get some insight on another house that may be better suited to their wants and needs. You will occasionally get a neighbor or two who are "just curious" about what the house looks like. That's okay too. They may know someone in the near future that needs to buy or sell a house. They may pass on your name! As for the down time, when no one is at the house, use it to catch up on reading, correspondence, or reorganizing the contact list in your blackberry!

Comments (4)

Michael A. Caruso
Surterre Properties - Laguna Niguel, CA

I agree with you Denise. I think there are a lot of benefits to an open house.

I hope you'll remember me if you learn of anyone moving to "The OC" and I will do the same!

 Best regards.

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRB CRS GREEN GRI

2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors           

Aug 31, 2009 05:47 AM
June Piper-Brandon
Coldwell Banker Realty - Columbia, MD
Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership

Denise, there are a lot of benefits to doing open houses, not the least of which is keeping your seller happy.  But, you never know where your next listing or sale is going to come from.

Aug 31, 2009 05:54 AM
Jon Budish
Resident Realty - Fort Collins, CO

Open houses can occasionally be beneficial, plus sometimes it's interesting to meet the neighbors.

Aug 31, 2009 05:57 AM
Denise Kilbride
Century 21 - Storm Lake, IA

Thanks for your comments! I wrote this the other day during quiet time at my open house!

Sep 01, 2009 02:37 AM