Open Houses....They're Baaaack......

Real Estate Agent with EXP Realty 414-525-0563 57026-90 Broker

  Market conditions are different everywhere...and yes...we do know that "it only takes one" buyer and the house is sold.  For a long time....with a glut of homes on the market, time was better spent in other ways..Sellers less interrupted....and for us...Open Houses....during this time, were "closed".No point.

     The market has changed...and sOpen houseoutheastern Wisconsin....and Waukesha County are healthier markets than we have experienced in a long time....Yesterday was a day that no one wishes for an open house....the weather person had not looked at the calendar to snow sleetknow that spring had sprung.  Sigh....the first open with our new listing...all shined up and ready to see....staging done...some fresh paint, some new carpet....sooo excited...and such dismal cooperation from the weather Gods and Goddesses...Oh well. We had done some mega marketing and could only hope for the best.

   From the "feed them and they will come" philosophy...the chocolate dipped strawberries, petite Cheesecakes and nut cups were attractively arranged complimented by pastel plates and napkins.(Didn't photograph...imagined it would be treats left for the homeowner.)

    Welllll...26  Buyers later...the servihome buyersng plate was bear...whispers of offers....and corner cell phone conversations with Realtors were everywhere !    Forget the was raining qualified Buyers !

    If you are in southeastern  Wisconsin looking for Realtors who do more than put a sign   in the ground and a listing on   MLS....Call the Hansons for the service....and results you deserve in all things real estate !


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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Sally. That is really good news. The market you described is not the same in our area, but there has been some sight improvement since the beginning of the year.

Make it a great week!

Mar 29, 2015 09:14 PM #1
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I was interested to read this, Sally and David. Here in the Charlotte area, I've found that many of my listings sell faster than I could organize an open house.

Mar 29, 2015 09:18 PM #2
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

We times this Nina Hollander with marketing guns loaded and only 2 days on the market when we hav the open house....lots of excitement !

Mar 29, 2015 09:24 PM #3
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

The market down here is moving so quickly that we are not seeing a lot of open houses.

Mar 29, 2015 10:14 PM #4
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

  We agree.....though we only had this listing two days and blitzed the marketing of the open house Barbara Jo Roberts Berberi and I think stimulated more activity and got to meet some new faces as a result.

Mar 29, 2015 10:18 PM #5
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning Sally and David,

Here an open house is done the first Sunday after being listed; thereafter if it is overpriced and has issues.

Make yourself a great day.

Mar 29, 2015 10:29 PM #6
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

I am glad that your open house was fruitful for you...hoping it is sold soon!

Mar 30, 2015 12:02 AM #7
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

So glad to hear you are doing well Sally & David. Whatever works is the way to go and we have to try new and old techniques.

Mar 30, 2015 12:46 AM #8
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Wow, that's like you see on TV. You certainly make it enticing to visit your Open House in southeastern WI. Good luck with a quick offer!

Mar 30, 2015 01:19 AM #9
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Sally and David there is not rhyme nor reason for what gets Buyers out to Open House, and I am convinced the weather has nothing to do with it.

Mar 30, 2015 02:45 AM #10
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

It is that time of the year.  I know some agents who have them every weekend.  

Mar 30, 2015 07:45 PM #11
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Glad to hear that your open house was a great success.  Now, let's see if there's an offer! (or two?)

Mar 30, 2015 08:24 PM #12
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Yes, I am waiting until after Easter to do my open house show, Sally..i have sold a couple at opens so I don't sneeze at them at all.

Mar 31, 2015 10:20 AM #13
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

That is tremendous activity. I cannot remember every having an open house with that many buyers. The word has to be out about your fantastic treats and the excellent property you have for sale.

Mar 31, 2015 11:52 AM #14
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