Open House?? How my open houses work!!!

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Preferred Associates

So tomorrow I will be having another open house on one of my new listings.  I have found 5 things that make my open houses full of traffic and worth everyones time.  Here they go:

1.  Contact many local brokers that you do business with.  As them to stop by and let them know you will come to their open house the next time they have one!!

2. Make sure the weather is going to be perfect.  No one gets out on rainy cold days!

3. Signage!!  This is key because even if you advertise and contact buyers they will forget i promise so place your signs out at least 2 days before or early morning of the open house.

4. Have all parties sign in and fill out their contact information.  If they are looking they are going to buy at some point!! 

5. Last:  Having the neighbors stop by is very important as they want to see how you do business and if they sell they will consider you when they list their home.  Make sure you let them all know the morning of the open house to stop by!!

Please post your thoughts on this.  This works I promise!!!


Bryan Moore

Bryan Moore Realty Group

Raleigh NC 27609

919 291 5704


Comments (4)

Mary Stewart
HomeTrust Real Estate, LLC, Homes for Everyone - Wilsonville, OR
Wilsonville and Surrounding Portland Metro Areas

I agree with you on all of your post, however one cannot always control the weather and when the advertising is out there for that day, it can be difficult.  I would hesitate to put into my ad, open unless weather is inclement, as I am sure you would,, I guess not.  I also put an open, whatever day it is open, on the for sale sign several days prior to the open house.  Sometimes opens are great, and sometimes not so much depending where the house is.  Spsring is around the corner so traffic should be picking up in my area.  Thank you for sharing your insights.

Feb 26, 2011 06:24 AM
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

I have found out that the more directional signage, the better. However, all signage must be removed by sundown in our community.

Feb 26, 2011 06:24 AM
Kelly Willey
Coco Plum Real Estate, Kelly Willey, FLORIDA KEYS - Marathon, FL
Florida Keys Luxury Sales, Marathon, Key Colony

All good points. Signs I believe are the key, lots of them with flags, streamers or balloons.


Kelly in the KEYS

Feb 26, 2011 06:25 AM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Hello Bryan~ Open house season is upon us and it's time to get ready.  We seem to have hit or miss success with open houses in our area.  I like the idea of INVITING the neighbors.  I read another post today and they suggested the same thing. 

As a matter of fact, the gal suggested having inviting the neighbors an hour before the open house for the public.  Love that idea.  Makes them feel important and special.  Who doesn't like to feel like that?

Feb 26, 2011 11:18 AM