Tell Me About Your One Hour Open House

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291
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Today's scheduled showing turned into a one-hour open house.

 

Below are the steps for doing a HomeRome Impromptu Open.

 

Impromptu Open House

 

-A scheduled appointment is made.

- Put the open house in the MLS.

-Put up an open house sign.

- Show the house to the scheduled agent.

-Show to anyone else who comes through.

-Lock the house and remove the sign.

-Check the time.

From start to finish-1 1/2 hours unless... there are numerous showings...then I stay till they are finished. 

 

I started doing these at the beginning of my career. If there was an appointment with a contractor or an agent wanted to preview or I had a showing, I would put up the open sign.

Does it always work? Of course not!

Have I wasted any time? Not at all.

Does it work sometimes? Of course! 

I have had zero visitors show and I have had as many as nineteen show up. Nothing ventured nothing gained.

I don't need weeks in advance of an open house, I don't need the neighborhood flooded with signs and I don't need advertising. I am going to be at the house for a showing or some other reason. The Open House sign is always in my car. It's simple, it's easy.

That's

Open House The Rome Way.

 

Margaret Rome

 

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Francine Viola I'm the opposite. Simple works for me!

Jan 11, 2020 10:39 AM #32
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Jeff Dowler, CRS It works for me. I have two impromptu opens today that were not planned until after 10 am today. 

Jan 11, 2020 10:40 AM #33
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Margaret Goss
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You've always good a good idea up your sleeve Margaret! This is brilliant.

Jan 11, 2020 02:47 PM #34
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Marte Cliff
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Leave it to you to come up with something both simple and effective!

Jan 11, 2020 02:55 PM #35
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Margaret Goss So good to see you. I was sleeveless in Baltimore today. Temps hit 70 degrees!

Jan 11, 2020 06:55 PM #36
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Marte Cliff  Two of my favorite words...simple and effective!

Jan 11, 2020 06:56 PM #37
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
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Great idea, Margaret. I may just start doing this as well!!

Jan 11, 2020 07:16 PM #38
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Let us know how it works for you Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor® 

Jan 11, 2020 08:50 PM #39
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Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

Margaret what a great idea! I would have to modify it a bit for our second home and retirement market. Thanks so much 

Jan 12, 2020 04:07 AM #40
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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I like doing this on new listings. The last one i had showings scheduled every 20 minutes for a 2 hour span, so why not throw up the open house sign and invite everyone in. After 2 hours i had 4 offers. 

Jan 12, 2020 06:15 AM #41
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Tom Bailey Would be interested in your modifications.

Jan 12, 2020 06:32 AM #42
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Scott Godzyk  Now that is brilliant. Love this take on the scheduled showings combined with the impromptu open house!

Jan 12, 2020 06:36 AM #43
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James (Jim) Lawson, DBA
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Very, very clever Margaret! Definitely will try it.

Jan 12, 2020 09:27 PM #44
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James (Jim) Lawson, DBA Look forward to your results.

I had a condo showing today. Turned it into a one hour open. Two other groups came through.

Jan 12, 2020 09:30 PM #45
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Kimo Jarrett
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Unique, efficient and dare I say effective. Always learning about ways to earning in the Rain. Thanks for sharing. 

Jan 13, 2020 07:55 PM #58
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Met contractors at a listing today. Turned it into an open since I was there. This time no action...but it was a Monday at noon. Never know Kimo Jarrett 

Jan 13, 2020 08:05 PM #59
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Debra Leisek
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This is a really clever idea!!  No muss no fuss....want to see the house here it is!! Simple and effective!! 

Jan 13, 2020 11:17 PM #60
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Debra Leisek Simple and effective is always good.

Jan 14, 2020 01:11 PM #63
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
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OK I'm missing something here!  If I am showing a house to a buyer, I would not put up an 'open  house' sign.

If you are talking about doing a one hour on your own listing, then that's a bit different!

Jan 14, 2020 02:39 PM #64
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR 

You are correct.

If I have a showing on MY listing, I may put up a sign and turn it into an Open.

Jan 14, 2020 07:00 PM #65
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