16 Razzle Dazzle Open House Ideas!

Reblogger Patty Keller
Services for Real Estate Pros with AnotherME, LLC

We're seeing more and more Open Houses in the Atlanta area so this blog is right on target!  These are great ideas, some are common sense and some are pretty creative!  If marketed properly there are a few downtown/midtown condos that would generate some  Lunchtime traffic during the week!

Here's one thing you don't want to forget...be sure to include your Open House on all the public websites and your blog!

Original content by Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl 0790808

Make Your Open House Stand Out!Sunset

  1. Hold open houses after work or during lunchtime on weekdays.
  2. Hold the open all day long from unconventional times of 9am to 6 pm.
  3. If the property has an amazing view of sunset, hold your Open House during that time.
  4. Provide easy to eat snacks and cold beverages, offer iced tea andIce Tea lemonade or fresh squeezed orange juice in the summer, warm tea or coffee or cocoa in the winter, warm apple cider in the fall.
  5. If it's hot out, have water bottles made with custom labels.
  6. Have your visitors enter a raffle for an Ikea giftcard, a gas card, a cook book, ceramic pots, gardening utensils
  7. Make professional custom packets for the property including a color brochure of the property, neighborhood and school information, an itemized list of annual utility costs,  lists of improvements made, noting the year and cost, and copies of any structural surveys or appraisals you’ve had done within the last year ... OR ... 
  8. Put out the related information on a display board and offer to send a copy to anyone who registers with you.
  9. Put an "Open House" sign with day/time in the yard a few days in advance.
  10. If the home is still occupied try pairing the open with a yard/garage sale.
  11. Put out 30 plus signs from the freeway exits all the way to your listing.Three  CDs
  12. Prepare virtual tour CDs and matching jewel cases.
  13. Invite a mortgage professional to attend and prequalify buyers.
  14. Make up a questionnaire asking visitors for a room by room feedback. Put this on a clip board to carry with them as they go room to room and give them one of your pens with your info on it.
  15. Have a contract completely filled out waiting the buyer's signature.
  16. Put on  a DVD slide show with pictures of the local area and the house with light background music.  


~ Wayne & Jean 

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Roberta Kayne
Dublin & Central Ohio Homes - Dublin, OH
CRS, ABR, SFR, RRS, Realtor, Re/Max Affiliates

Nice ideas, Patty.  I wish any of my listings had an amazing view of a sunset.  Good luck with your open houses.  Doing them with a crowd around is the best idea - much safer for the agent.

Aug 26, 2012 01:21 AM #1
John & Irma Nelson
San Antonio Real Estate Broker/Agent with Get It Sold Realty - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio Real Estate Agents - San Antonio Homes

awesome list!  I just love lists.  Makes reading things so much easier and it helps when creating presentations to train agents. I could create some classes just with all the lists we get on AR...

Aug 26, 2012 01:41 AM #2
Edward & Celia Maddox
The Celtic Connection Realty - Queen Creek, AZ

Some great open house ideas.  Thanks for sharing with us on Active Rain.

Aug 26, 2012 01:50 AM #3
Glenn Gurvitch
My Area Realty - Wellington, FL

Thank you for writing this.  Very good information.


Glenn Gurvitch


Aug 26, 2012 02:04 AM #4
Patty Keller
AnotherME, LLC - Atlanta, GA
AnotherMe - 770-414-9393 - RE Virtual Assistant

Since I "re-blogged" this post by Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, I wanted to include a really important TIP that we do for all of our clients to help them market their Open Houses. 

Add your open house to Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com the week before!  As people are online searching and looking for homes - they'll see the open house listed there!  Remember, not everyone lives in the area and drives by your directional signs!

Aug 26, 2012 02:39 AM #5
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Thanks for the re-blog, Patty!

Aug 26, 2012 06:02 AM #6
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Hi Patty!   I just stopped by to wish you and your family a Happy New Year!

Dec 31, 2012 08:22 AM #7
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