Keller Williams Fayetteville, NC does Caravan. We go directly after sales meetings. Yes, it makes for a long morning...however there are benefits in going. I do not miss Caravan unless I am with clients. I feel its that important to my business. I learn values, (yesterday we saw two homes that were close in price yet were very different in size & area), learn the different school system boundaries (two homes close but two different high schools), learn the area and shortcuts, and one of the most important things is hanging out with other Realtors for a while! There were 4 agents in our car yesterday and we were able to talk about a couple of the homes we saw, and how maybe to market a couple of them differently to get them sold. Fayetteville, NC is still a very good market, however we are seeing longer days on market for some homes. Just a few marketing ideas can make all the difference.
As a sellers agent, why would you not do Caravan? We had 11 agents on caravan, and who give feedback on the home. That's 11 Real Estate agents that are in your house viewing it. Our office has had 3 homes sold through Caravan alone! Two were from the same Caravan. My sellers love knowing the agents are coming through their home and will be giving honest feedback.