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Vera Gonzalez
RE/MAX Suburban, Inc. - Sterling Heights, MI
Gonzo For Real Estate

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.

Oct 26, 2015 12:50 PM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - 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!

Oct 26, 2015 04:22 AM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

Offer a raffle for a gas card, even $25 will get more traffic and real information. It's quite amazing.

Oct 26, 2015 03:46 AM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential


Have information that they want that you will email to them. Could be about that house, coming soon listings, etc.

Oct 26, 2015 03:12 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

The best access to current info on this and other listings.

Dec 18, 2018 09:58 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ


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.

Oct 26, 2015 07:10 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

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.  

Oct 26, 2015 06:42 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

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.

Oct 26, 2015 05:25 AM
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Gift certificate to the newest restaurant establishment in the area. 

Oct 26, 2015 04:41 AM
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I use the old fashioned method of a sign in sheet but I also try to engage the people in a conversation.

Oct 26, 2015 03:31 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

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.

Oct 26, 2015 03:18 AM