I held an open house today, only had one visitor. Was it successful? I say yes!
I held an open house today at one of my listings that is located in a gated (restricted) retirement community. I know what you are thinking...Who holds an open house in a community that has restricted access? Well, the HOA in this particular community is kind enough to hold a neighborhood open house once a month. They invite all agents and homeowners who are selling their houses to hold them open and they allow the public open access to the neighborhood and lodge facilities.
Today was their monthly open house so I did my advertising, purchased some munchies and beverages, printed my brochures and got all snazzed up for my big event. Out went the signs and the balloons and open we were!
So was my two hours sitting at a vacant house worth it? Was my time and effort well spent? Well I think it was! Did I have a rush of folks coming in to buy my listing? No. Did I have a large crowd of potential clients and prospects lined up around the corner? No. So why you are probably asking am I calling today a success? Well, because I had one couple (yes I said one) come in, eat 2 cookies and share a bottled water. They spent about 20 minutes looking around the house, signed in with all contact information, and left appearing very interested in the property.
Oh, did I mention they are thinking about selling the house they currently own AND are not working with a REALTOR(r)?
So yes, I do call today a very successful day!
Here's to a great week!