Successful Open House With Temperatures Over 100 degrees!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

What do you do when it'S 100 degrees and you have a showing on your newest listing?

                                                                 100 degree heat

You maximize your options.

Instead of just going to 8820 Greens Lane   today for that one appointment. I decided to place an OpenHouse notice on the MLS. This was done late last night...make that early this morning around 1:00 AM.

At the same time I wrote a post...

                                                                                                        8820 Greens Lane HomeRome 410-530-2400                               

Three agents with buyers toured the home, two had called ahead for appointments and one saw it in on The Multiple Listing System.

 In addition recent buyers , who are selling their historic home in this same  Fieldstone neighborhood, came to visit. How did they find out? They read my blog..yes the one that I wrote at 1:00 AM impromptu open house.  

I would definitely call this a successful open house with temperatures over 100 degrees. All four groups were able to visit this special stone rancher with comfortable air conditioning.  

Now three agents, along with their  buyers and some wonderful neighbors know about the property.

This all happened in less than one hour! How's that for maximizing an opportunity?

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  1. Praful Thakkar 07/24/2011 04:49 PM
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Lynn B. Friedman
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Dear Margaret,

Glad to hear the open house worked out so well.
You are the QUEEN of Type "E"! 

Have a happy day -
Lynn

Jul 23, 2011 06:06 PM #2
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Susan Neal
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Hi Margaret - Good planning!  And that is a really cute home.  I really like stone and brick on homes - somehow it looks cozy and welcoming.

Jul 23, 2011 06:17 PM #3
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Nice listing, Glad you do well with your open house.  ~Captain Wayne~

Jul 24, 2011 12:53 AM #4
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Praful, Hope it works for you.

Susan,That cute house has a tremendous amount of room.

Lynn, Thanks for the call yesterday. You made my day.

Captain,Thanks for stopping by.

 

Jul 24, 2011 02:21 AM #5
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That's pretty amazing, Margaret.  I never would have thought of that, but I may try it some day.  It definitely is attention-getting.

Jul 24, 2011 02:24 AM #6
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Chris, It is such a time saving way to have an open house. The listing is already ready for one showing. The signs are very easy and light to put up on a moments notice. And you really can maximize the opportunity. Never would have been able to show the house to four groups with in that one hour.

It works because the family has young children...clean up and out of the house in this heat only once.

 

Jul 24, 2011 02:44 AM #7
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Margaret - excellent results for an impromptu open house ..... one of the things I like about impromptu open houses is you know what the weather is going to be like ..... nothing worse than planning, preparing and advertising an open house only to have a bad storm ruin the day.

Jul 24, 2011 02:53 AM #8
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I would expect nothing less from you, and if you did give less, I’m sure you wouldn’t blog about it. LOL

Jul 24, 2011 05:06 AM #9
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That's making good use of your time. The ActiveRain and Google Juice must have been working hard. By the way, when do you sleep?

Jul 24, 2011 05:07 AM #10
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Margaret - Nice job and well done. Wow it sure has been hot up here as well, Google must love your blogs obviously. Good luck and hope one of them come in with a contract.

Jul 24, 2011 05:46 AM #11
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Hi Margaret!  Have I ever told you that you're my hero?!  You continually amaze!  I'm sure that your sellers ALL adore you--there is just no one in Baltimore MD that does it like you, Dear!

Hope you have a wonderful week...

Jul 24, 2011 11:57 AM #12
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Kathy, I may not want to have an open house at a future time...because of many factors...weather, other appointments, hopefully a pending offer. These impromptu opens work really well for me!

Russel, If not a success...why blog it?

Alan, Usually behind the wheel...at stop lights...lol.

Lisa and Robert, Hope we get a offer also. One of the showings would like a return visit...fingers crossed.

Debe, I love being your hero! Thank you for the kind words.

Jul 24, 2011 03:59 PM #13
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Margaret, once again you prove that you are the Open House Queen! I love your impromptu creativity that brought those agents and buyers to your Open House today!

Sharon

Jul 24, 2011 04:26 PM #14
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Sharon, When it works, it is wonderful. Now to get an offer from the right buyer.

Jul 24, 2011 04:48 PM #15
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Margret,

Great job! Go get 'em!

Jul 24, 2011 04:49 PM #16
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Laura, Thanks for stopping by.

Jul 24, 2011 05:07 PM #17
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Good morning, Margaret.....that was a great way to get optimal exposure, with or without heat.....that's wonderful.

Jul 24, 2011 09:14 PM #18
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Barbara, As the marketing guru that you are...thought you would like this one.

Jul 25, 2011 03:14 AM #19
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Hi Margaret...Sounds like your post and Open House announcement found some Hot Buyers...Good Luck with your sale

Jul 25, 2011 04:23 AM #20
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Fred, We had some good propects...will keep you posted.

Jul 25, 2011 01:18 PM #21
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