Wow! Buyers in North Texas have a New Way to Search for Open Houses!!

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Real Estate Agent with United Real Estate TX #0552717

Open House SignBuyers: no more driving around, looking for directional signs to open houses!  No more pouring over the Dallas Morning News real estate section on the weekends!  With a few mouse clicks, buyers can search for open houses in specific neighborhoods in specific price ranges on the Internet.

The developer of the Powerpage, Len Reeves, is at it again - this time, he's created an open house registry for Keller Williams agents in the North Texas area.  The site just went live yesterday and it's already attracting attention.  Len unveiled his creation at our office meeting on Monday to overwhelming enthusiasm. 

It's easy for agents to register on the site and even easier to create the open house listing.  Property descriptions and photos are pulled in from the listing information on the KW website.  In addition to getting exposure for open houses, this site also provides lead generation for the agent creating the open house listing. 

This is a win-win for both agents and buyers searching for open houses!  Buyers can search by city/neighborhoods and price range.  Results show with a thumbnail photo for each open house and a link for additional details and photos.  Open houses automatically drop off the website's calendar at the ending time so agents don't have to remember to delete entries.  Open houses can be added up to a week in advance of the event.

There aren't many open houses scheduled for this coming weekend yet since the site is so new, but keep your eye on it and bookmark it for future reference.  For now, to see how it works, look for open houses in Plano in the $551,000-$650,000 range and in Addison in the $0-$150,000 range.

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Rainer
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Cape Coral Florida Golf Course and Waterfront Homes
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sounds like a great application of technology!

Jim Gibson, Florida realtor, MBA, E-PRO
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Apr 15, 2008 01:45 PM #1
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JDo Doe
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Lorrie - pretty cool website - I like it from a lenders perspective...great post!

Apr 16, 2008 04:17 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Jim:  Len is amazing!  Both his Powerpage and now the Open House website are great tools.

Nathan:  Len has purposely put in the price range as a required field, so it does tie back to the buyer's ability to qualify.  It won't keep buyers from looking at homes that are more than they can afford, but it does get them to focus on price.

Apr 16, 2008 04:23 AM #3
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Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
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Cool - now when I tell clients that 80% of buyers are first looking at the internet here's another source to back that up. How've ya been Lorrie?
Apr 17, 2008 06:11 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Karen:  Been busy!  Buyers are jumping off the fence and into homes!
Apr 17, 2008 11:29 AM #5
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Steve Shatsky
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Hi Lorrie!  This is a GREAT option for folks looking at Open Houses!  Thanks for sharing it.  Glad to hear that you are busy - we've missed you at the Area 17 meetings! :)
Apr 17, 2008 02:26 PM #6
Rainmaker
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Steve:  I'll be back at the Oak Lawn MLS meetings in a few weeks.  We've got a class on Wednesday mornings.  Get your team leader to contact Len for a presentation on how to use his new website.  It's really cool!
Apr 17, 2008 02:50 PM #7
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Nancy Robertson
Signature Style Staging - Dallas, TX
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Great information, Lorrie!  This gives "home shopping network" a new connotation!

Apr 18, 2008 07:29 AM #8
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Nancy Robertson
Signature Style Staging - Dallas, TX
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Great information, Lorrie!  This gives "home shopping network" a new connotation!

Apr 18, 2008 07:29 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Nancy:  Sure does!  And I checked the site today. More agents have added their open houses for this weekend.  Looks like it's taking off.
Apr 18, 2008 07:37 AM #10
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Leigh Bates
Atlantic & Pacific Real Estate - Flower Mound, TX
The Trinity Group
I LOVE this... Len is SOOO smart! He helped us with our website when we were are Preston Rd, and he was a great help! We have some houses we can't drive traffic to no matter how hard we try, so this is another great tool!
Apr 27, 2008 02:59 PM #11
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Leigh: As a KW agent, you should be able to get in on this.  Ask Len to make it available to your office.

Apr 28, 2008 01:26 AM #12
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