Typically Open Houses in the York, PA area bring in leads for the agent, not a buyer for the home being held open. Instead agents are typically confronted by "nosey neighbors" and others who have just started looking.
I received my real estate license in 2003 and have yet to receive a contract for a home held open by a person who walked through on the day of the open house. I have also done numerous open houses (almost every weekend), two per week if my husband holds open another listing so this is not something I experienced just recently, but the way the York market works.
So what does give you the greatest exposure in this area?? The MLS or multiple listing service. For those consumers who may be wondering what this is; it is simply a compilation of all the homes listed by local companies who pay their dues to our local association in order to have access to this system. Another tool is the internet, and what a big part it plays. After the listing is entered in the local MLS it is put on inyork.com, realtor.com, century21.com, century21heritage.com, trulio.com, etc.... This list is almost endless.
Before sticking that For Sale by Owner sign in your yard and scheduling open houses through your local classifieds, I would highly recommend talking to and interviewing at least three Realtors in the York, PA area. Our value is endless when all you have to do is sit back and relax, leaving all the details up to someone who can get it done.
Your Local York, PA Realtor
Century 21 Heritage
(717)757-9487 Ext. 370