Open Houses-- should we? and why wont any one do them for you?

Real Estate Agent with ReMax Unlimited Northwest

Wow, what a great idea, right? or wrong? 

If you have the time and need the buyers, you can pick up business. If you dont have the time, and realize they usually never help sell the home you dont do them/.

Unless the Seller demands them.

You try a few and no one shows up but maybe a tire kicker.

Is it me or is it really really REALLY hard to get other agents to do them for you? I sent out emails to 200 Realtors, ( and many are not doing any business) and i still cant get anyone to do open houses for me.

Is it like this all around the country??

Why are so many ( slow agents so lazy) Thats why they are so slow. 

Tell me it not just me

Comments (4)

Lisa Marie Flenoury
"Lisa The Broker" - Playa Vista, CA
"Lisa The Broker" - Making Dreams Come True

Its not just you...

Jun 21, 2008 02:20 PM
Patty Carroll
Vancouver, WA

Don't think that it is you. We had no one at our last open house. We advertised it all over the internet and our local paper. We think that many people are not going to open houses due to the gas prices.

Jun 21, 2008 02:31 PM
JoEllen Stranger-Thorsen
Eustis, FL
Lake County, FL

I recently held a "community open house." Every agent with a home for sale in the neighborhood participated. We had a great turn out (about 25 couples/ groups) and I believe this will be my new formula for open houses.

However we had one agent who was called out of town unexpectedly. He couldn't get anyone from his own office to cover for him. I tried with agents from my office and I received a resounding "No."

Jun 21, 2008 02:45 PM
L. Wayne Denton
Denton Properties, Inc. - Loganville, GA
I have a handle on your market!!!

List a home in Northeast Atlanta and I will sit an open house for you any time because I love getting the names and addresses of people looking at the home.  I don't care if only one shows up, it is one mor ethan I had before and people are fun to talk to.

Jun 21, 2008 02:48 PM