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Valuable info. Also I ask them to sign in with their info or agents info so if they are interested I can follow up with their agent.
West Lafayette, IN
I use humor. I make a sign in sheet and sign in with a couple of names in the news, and tell them with tongue in cheek that they might want to sign in and see what famous people have already been there.
Name: Donald Trump
Comments: Nice little hovel but wrong color. I am looking for a WHITE HOUSE!
Name: Bernie Sanders
Comment: Cute home but hated the picture of Adam Smith in the den; the property taxes on it are much too low!!!
So if I do political figures I take one from each major party and satirize both. Most people do see the satire and chuckle and end up signing in with their real name. I do NOT hand out MLS listing sheets as it is also another reason to sign up with their real name and email address so they can get something of value, or a subdivision market report.
At one open house I ended up with TWO new buyers who bought homes within the next three months because they liked my little ice breaker with the satire on "famous people" who signed in for my open house sign in sheet.
Works for me!
Sterling Heights, MI
Offer a raffle for a gas card, even $25 will get more traffic and real information. It's quite amazing.
Las Vegas, NV
Have information that they want that you will email to them. Could be about that house, coming soon listings, etc.
Sterling Heights, MI
The best access to current info on this and other listings.
What I have discovered is customizing the open house for the audience that will be attending and purposing the open house properly for that audience makes the efforts much more effective in creating a valid list.
Be aware, not all houses are proper open house candidates. For the ones that are, make the most of it.
As an example, the very first open house will be attended heavily by the locals, the neighbors. So, it your premier performance for 'getting more listing' in that community. So make your 'show' indelible.
Next, seed the house with offers of interest to a seller that will get them to raise their hand. Your exit interview to set up an appointment to discuss what they have shown to be on their mind will get you real contact information.
As you can see, this can not be implemented without help. Don't do an open house alone.
For a list i find raffles and give aways but to get real info including ho winterested a person may be, it is face to face talking and taking notes at the end.
I talk to people and if they're interested I ask them to provide their contact info. Got four at my last open house, three of which provided bogus emails still.
Raffle prize, winner contacted by email *Please Print Legibly" might be my next option.
Gift certificate to the newest restaurant establishment in the area.
I use the old fashioned method of a sign in sheet but I also try to engage the people in a conversation.
One effective way is to offer a raffle for something of value. If they want to receive it they will give the right names and addresses.
I've also seen one person ask for drivers licenses.