Open House Stratagies For Realtors

Mortgage and Lending with Mid Valley Financial Services

I thought that I would post some cleaver ideas that I learned of that I think that a lot of my Realtor friends will find very helpful in their open houses.

  1. With gas prices so high and more people doing "staycations" this year rather than "vacations" due to the climbing gas prices, why not give out $5 gas cards to your visitors as a gesture that you are grateful for them making the drive to your open house.
  2. If you are dealing with a client that has a pet friendly home, why not buy some pet treats and have them ready for your visors pets if they so desire to bring them over with them. This will give them a since of how there animals like the home. Believe it or not most animal lovers care a lot about what there animals think of things like a new home.
  3. Why not try giving away small quarts of ice cream! This does a few things. It treats and thanks the buyer for coming to your open house. Second it causes them to skip over any other open houses and go straight home to put the ice cream in the freezer.

I hope that you find these few ideas to be helpful to adding to your open house. Please let me know how they worked out for you and if they were a success or not.

To your success!

Fred D. Williams Jr.


Comments (3)

Richard Shuman
The Only B.S. I Have is from the University of Massachusetts - Lake Mary, FL
Real Estate Broker - Orlando Area - Love Referrals

Thank you for the information. All ideas help in this market!

Sep 18, 2008 12:06 PM
Cathy Sarmento
Granite Real Estate "Cool Team" - Auburn, CA

Very clever!  I appreciate your sharing.


Cathy Sarmento 

Sep 18, 2008 12:17 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Fred, great Idea, the days of giving Starbucks gift cards are pase, now it is Mobil, Texaco or Shell. I love it. I remeber in the not too distant past we would offer a bottle of Dom  to Realtors that would guess the Sales Price now you suggest a Gas Card. I think it is Great!

Sep 18, 2008 12:31 PM