To open or not to open.
If you are going to do something in real estate, do it because it works, because it fits your style and because you are comfortable with it.
The way to do real estate is your way! Or for me the Rome Way.
But only as long as it is legal, ethical, honest and in the best interest of the client.
If you’ve been active on ActiveRain, you see what members are doing, sharing, what works, and why.
You may look at an idea and get a light-bulb moment
like doing impromptu open houses.
Many things are said about Open Houses
-agents love open houses
-agents will never do an open house
-open houses bring in multiple offers
-open houses scare buyers away
- open houses are done to appease the seller
-open houses only get buyers and sellers for the agent
-open houses only bring in noisy neighbors
-open houses must be on the weekend
-open houses must have food
-open houses are not safe
-open houses have to be planned well in advance
-open houses have to have lots of directional signs
-open houses only work on busy or well-traveled roads
-open houses always work
-open houses never work
-open houses are good for new agents
-open houses sell houses
-open houses never sell the property
Showing my properties, when there is an appointment, I may do an impromptu one-hour open house.
Easy to put in the MLS:
When scheduling at the last minute, it could be an hour or two.
Easy to prepare:
In my car is always this lightweight open house sign.
It is simple to just put this cardboard sign in the windshield of my car pointing to the house... especially useful if the HOA, Condo or Community does not allow signs on the property.
It is unpredictable how many visitors may show up.
Sometimes only the one scheduled showing ...but there have been as many as nineteen on a cold snowy day.
For me, impromptu open houses have been a successful part of real estate.
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