While hosting an Open House yesterday, I thought I'd highlight 3 things to expect and be careful about when it comes to open houses, i.e. what to expect and be careful of when opening the door of someone else’s home to the public.
Have a buddy system.
If you’re not used to open houses or you don’t feel you’re ready for a potential sale, Jeff says to “have a buddy system.” If possible, recruit a veteran realtor who can help you get your bearings during your first open house. If it's a fairly larhe home its always good to cover different parts of the home with a buddy. With large groups they sometimes like to divide and conguer, so stick wth them and keep them corralled.
Hide the crown jewels!
If you have an occupied open house, be aware of the homeowner’s belongings and valuables- including firearms and prescription drugs. Be sure to get them out of the way and of course, always erro on the side of caution.
“Remember: with great power comes great responsibility…”
Now that I shared just a few tips of what to expect and be careful about, it’s your turn what are some dos and don’ts you’d share with realtors new to open houses?