An Open House Experience. . .

Real Estate Agent with Arizona Elite Properties SA545073000
Original content by Michael Jacobs CalDRE #01165532


An Open House Experience

And A Different Kind of Observation. . .   


As a longtime observer, participant as well as practitioner, I have a history when it comes to open houses


My days of practicing real estate are in the rear-view mirror. While I have attended a handful of open houses in recent years, my past includes times where such events were regularly planned as part of marketing efforts of properties listed for sale.


It’s interesting to look at the topic with a real estate perspective but without current local market awareness.    It can be a bit unsettling too.  There is a certain power in knowledge after all.


I imagine anyone relocating might have similar thoughts while anticipating homebuying in an unknown environment. Putting oneself into another's shoes continues to be helpful.   Although the shoes may be different, buyers and sellers continue to put them on - one at a time.


This past weekend, I went with a friend to see a newly listed property for sale which was being held open for the first time. Regardless of situation, the real estate process can be a combination of factors for those involved. Buying or selling.  


It can be an enlightening experience when an open house event serves as an introduction.  Watching and hearing people at such gatherings can provide fertile grounds for voyeurs of the real estate variety along with curious lookie-loos plus prospective buyers. Each seemed to be in attendance Sunday. Real estate has stories to tell. Many situations seem familiar. However, each is unique. Perspective continues to matter.





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Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393



Comments (7)

Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I enjoyed Michael's post and it was a good choice to re-blog. 

Feb 23, 2023 10:04 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley

Ray I agree as well. bill 

Feb 23, 2023 10:59 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Bill - thank you for the reblog of my post.  I appreciate it.  

Feb 23, 2023 10:06 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley

I enjoyed it, Michael. Bill 

Feb 23, 2023 11:00 AM
Alex Gandel
Top Producing Agent, Pinnacle Estate Properties - Simi Valley, CA
Simi Valley CA Agent, Simi Valley Real Estate

Bill, great reblog post - I have harvested many longtime clients from hosting Open Houses. You are right, they are all unique - and that's why I like them. You never know what opportunity awaits at an Open House! Thanks for sharing.

Feb 23, 2023 10:22 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I know many people feel very differently about the effectiveness and usefulness of open houses, but I still do them regularly and they work for me

Feb 23, 2023 10:23 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

always appreciating your taking time to stop by and leave me a comment! Bill

Feb 24, 2023 06:43 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Thanks for resharing this great post by Michael Jacobs  - it is fun to read his past blog posts

Feb 26, 2023 05:05 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great post! Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

Mar 07, 2023 06:59 AM