Your Open House Tips

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Real Living Evergreene Properties

Open Houses can be an extremeley effective way to not only market your listing, but gain potential buyers/sellers.  What are some of your open house tips?

Comments (8)

Carol West
Carol West Real Estate, LLC - Hillsboro, OR
Real Estate Agent, Hillsboro, Beaverton, Portland

I have started adding more signs to each Open House. I now take along 8 to post at as many corners as possible. It has brought more potential buyers.

Oct 20, 2010 08:53 AM
Kathy Denworth
Century 21 Schwartz Realty - Islamorada, FL
Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo

We don't do open houses much. We are an area of second homes and people don't seem to want to jump off a plane, drive 2 hours and then start visiting open houses that are probably not suitable. Use a Realtor, get the job done!

Oct 20, 2010 08:53 AM
Allan Sanchez
Roseville CA & Rocklin CA Short Sale Agent - Roseville, CA
Rocklin & Roseville, Short Sale Agent

The house should smell good but not overpowering.  It sounds cliche but something baking in the oven is nice!  Also, I don't do long drawn out open houses.  I do 2 hour open houses so I increase the chance of buyers running into eachother and making the house appear to be a "HOT" property.

Allan Sanchez

Oct 20, 2010 08:54 AM
Kay Boaz
Real Living Evergreene Properties - Ashburn, VA

Those are all great responses, thanks

Oct 20, 2010 09:46 AM
Carrie Sampron
Home Smart Realty Group - Highlands Ranch, CO
ABR SFR & Kathy Sampron (303) 931-3629 Highlands R

Kay:  We're sure to always have a lot of handouts for anyone who visits educating them on the house, neighborhood, other available homes, market, etc.  Best of luck!  Carrie

Oct 20, 2010 10:09 AM
William "Bill" and Karen Farragher
EXIT Blue Water Realty, Matawan, NJ 07747 - Matawan, NJ
SFR

Kay, prior to your open house, make up a flyer and deliver it to the neighbors, they are all secretly interested in the home anyway and they make know someone that is interested in the neighborhood too.  We do this and deliver them 3 to 4 days prior to our open house, we have gotten alot of buyer clients from it.  Good Luck! ~Karen

Oct 20, 2010 11:11 AM
Kay Boaz
Real Living Evergreene Properties - Ashburn, VA

Thank you Carrie and Karen! Great tips!

Oct 21, 2010 04:02 AM
Paul Gapski
Berkshire Hathaway / Prudential Ca Realty - El Cajon, CA
619-504-8999,#1 Resource SD Relo
 

Thanks for your tips. I am trying to master Open Houses. I think it's a great way to get business.

Jan 29, 2012 02:54 AM