Lately, I have seen Realtors try great innovative ideas to draw buyers into open houses! But "WINE AND CHEESE"?
The liability is substantial! Does the homeowner realize that if a visitor leaves the home, gets in an accident, they are at full risk for liability as well as the Realtor and the Brokerage Firm. Imagine an underaged person getting some wine? WOW!
The bottom line is this.....If you want to sell your home, it needs to be in either A1 condition....priced to sell....in a good location....and stand out above the rest.... The agent needs to market the property, give it exposure and work together with the seller in properly staging and pricing the home to sell.
I, personally am not a fan of open houses anyway. Many years ago, when I started in Real Estate, I understood that it was clearly for the agent to get buyers, (not necessarily for that open house), but for ANY house!
Open houses do not attract qualified buyers. They attract neighbors (which is great for the agent who may obtain another listing) or people that want decorating ideas, or have nothing better to do on a Sunday afternoon!
Make sure your agent doesn't put you at risk! If you want to buy or sell in the South New Jersey area, contact Janet Larsen, Broker/Associate for Remax Connection at 856-261-6910.