Open Houses.....Necessary Evil

By
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams

Open Hosues....Necessary Evil. Every time this year, I ask myself should I do a open house or watch football and enjoy my weekends. I quickly learned that a little bit of sacrifice goes a long way. After starting open houses a few years ago, I quickly started doing 20+ more transactions a year because of open houses. You ask how, well a lot of trial and error! To be honest every realtor says, the summer months are the "real estate months." I find that to be mostly true until I started holding open houses in October, November and December. I closed more transaction in Dec 2011 than any month in my real estate career. So when you ask yourself, should I hold a open house. Remember all the real estate agents that are "enjoying" themselves.

If anyone would like more information on how I turned and converted so many open house leads, shoot me and email. I've also tought some classes if y'all would like that. It's about a 3 hour class.

 

Ashley Edgar

#1 Top Producing Agent 2012 YTD Keller Williams #199

 

Comments (7)

Patsy Barten
Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene - Post Falls, ID
REALTOR Post Falls ID

Thanks for sharing  I was just asking myself about the value of open houses.  You have inspired me.

Sep 26, 2012 04:28 AM
Daniel J. Brudnok, REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, REALTORS - Exton - PA License #RS-225179-L / Delaware License #RS-0025038 - Downingtown, PA
SRES, e-PRO,ABR,GREEN,CSP

Hi Ashley,

I am an education and training fanatic.....I except all tried and proven methodology.

I use Open Houses in the right are's, where I believe the traffic and exposure warrant them......however, I can change my mind....

Sep 26, 2012 04:29 AM
Kristy Moore
Local Expert Realty - Falls Church, VA
Northern VA Real Estate Expert

This is so true! I know a realtor who runs her business strictly on open houses.

Sep 26, 2012 04:35 AM
Debi Braulik
www.roundrealestate.com - Maple Valley, WA
Selling Maple Valley to Fife WA Homes For Sale

I'm having an open house on Saturday, 10/6- so I can enjoy a little Sunday football!  I'd love to get your tips. I've never been successful at Open Houses. I'll shoot you an email. Thanks!

Sep 26, 2012 04:39 AM
Letitia Stevenson
BHHS Fox & Roach | www.DelawareValleyRE.com - Greenville, DE
Listing Agent DE/PA/MD, Digital Marketer & Coach

Ashley, Thanks for Sharing & Welcome to the Rain! Active Rain is a great place to share your knowledge, expertise and thoughts, as well as network and learn so much from the vast pool of talent already onboard. I look forward to reading your upcoming posts. If you would like to connect with me on ActiveRain, please subscribe to my blog! Welcome Aboard & Much Success!

Sep 29, 2012 01:09 PM
Suraiya Ahmed
Ambit Energy, 817-219-4391 - Granbury, TX

I believe open houses works. Even if you dont get a customer immediately, you meet potential sellers and buyers as future clients

Sep 30, 2012 06:06 AM
Ashley Edgar
Keller Williams - Austin, TX

I've done numerous open houses where not one person walks through. The justification is the branding. Everyone sees my signs and knows how hard I'm working. Eventually, my name gets out there and people are knocking at the door!

Oct 24, 2012 03:59 AM