Another lonely open house.

Real Estate Agent with Weichert Realtors Hoey Group
I am a big believer in open houses.  I get a chance to meet potential clients each time I set up.  Open houses are a big part of my listing presentation as well.  I promise my sellers that I or another agent from my office will sit their home atleast twice a month.  Sellers in Wildwood like this. During the summer months, you are guaranteed to have people who are strolling down the street stop in and have a look around.  Even off season, weekends tend to bring people back down the shore and there is rarely a time when you sit by yourself in an open house - until recently that is.  My last two weekends have been empty.  Not one person stopped in to see the unit.  I had myself in a busy area -  had plenty of signs out to direct traffic- had a beautiful sunny day - and nothing.  This is so frustrating.  I wish the word would spread that now is the perfect time to buy property.  Rates are down, inventory is high and prices have reached the bottom.  Will I stop sitting open houses?  No way.  Will I remember to bring something to read?  Absolutely!!

Comments (4)

Ginger S
Wilkinson & Associates, Wilmington NC - Wilmington, NC
Wilmington NC Real Estate & Relocation~

It is the media's fault I think. all the doom and gloom. Hopefully the spring will bring a change


Nov 18, 2006 06:28 AM
Alexander Harb
Knights Investing - Mesquite, TX
Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing

You go girl...DO those Open Houses...they DO get you business.....

I have gotten so many buyers from them my head spins....

Nov 18, 2006 09:03 AM
Monika McGillicuddy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty - Hampstead, NH
Southern NH & the Seacoast Area

My last two open house had Zippo...not one person come through.

I always bring my lap top and other things to keep busy while doing them.


Nov 18, 2006 09:39 AM
Heather Saul
Weichert Realtors Hoey Group - Wildwood, NJ

I totally agree with you Giner and Roger.  I have had enough of the bad press.  I am going to start emailing positive articles about the market to all of my buyers. 

Oh and Monica - my lap top will come with me to every future open house, 

Nov 18, 2006 11:30 AM