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Rainmaker
912,247
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

2006, is when I liked to do them. Have not done one since! Sorry to disappoint Mike Rock  However, if I have a client unaware of the Internet being a 24/7 open house for them, insisting I do one, I get an agent in my office to do them, since I still won't personally: rare. I have them do them 11-12 for the neighbors (special invite only) and 1-4 for the public. 

Apr 30, 2016 07:35 AM
Rainmaker
4,875,223
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Sundays from noon to 2:00pm...any earlier is too early....any later has not worked well in the past for us... noon to 2 is best...and definitely Sunday over a Saturday...Sat. is an errand day...

Apr 30, 2016 07:26 AM
Rainmaker
230,408
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

many will say they dont work (opens) i know they do. However the date , time and if you promote prior are important...i like thur / fri 4 -7 pm

sat 11-4  (a two hour stint in there) sun 1-4 (again 2 of those hours

Apr 30, 2016 06:56 AM
Rainmaker
2,901,863
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Sunday 2-4 because that is the default standard in our area.

Apr 30, 2016 11:56 PM
Rainmaker
3,245,958
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It depends but usually weekend afternoons.  In our area weekday brokers preview(caravan/tours) are also held and I use those events as additional exposure(mid-morning to early afternoon).   

Open houses are a part of the marketing strategy I discuss with prospective sellers.   

Apr 30, 2016 11:31 PM
Rainmaker
3,049,971
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

We don't!

Apr 30, 2016 11:31 PM
Rainmaker
1,507,666
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Never is my prefered time & day.

Apr 30, 2016 10:47 PM
Rainmaker
5,269,587
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Sunday afternoons are the most popular open house times in our area.

Apr 30, 2016 10:18 PM
Rainmaker
823,588
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I seldom if ever do OH's, but wben I am requested by the seller I'll hsve one on the weeked 1-4.

Apr 30, 2016 09:53 PM
Rainmaker
4,431,983
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Sundays.

Apr 30, 2016 09:41 PM
Rainmaker
2,233,127
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Hella. I pay attention to the long tern weather forecast, holidays and sporting event and have them so there is the least amount of competition.

Apr 30, 2016 07:40 PM
Rainmaker
3,126,268
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Very rare occassion and only when homeowner insists, but 12:30 to 2:00. Seems they are getting rarer and shorter...

Apr 30, 2016 05:19 PM
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4,298,246
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor® - Sunday 11-1 is what I found works for me best. Varies depending on area, though.

Apr 30, 2016 04:15 PM
Rainmaker
443,516
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

When we have an Open House we usually like to do Sunday afternoon from 1-3.

Apr 30, 2016 02:10 PM
Rainmaker
1,675,306
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Sunday from 1 to 4 pm,  After Church and after lunch.

Apr 30, 2016 01:58 PM
Rainmaker
3,977,717
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

On teh 2nd saturday of the week.

Apr 30, 2016 01:04 PM
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1,621,415
Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

When I do an open house (and I don't do them that often), I prefer Sunday 1:00-3:00...  there seem to be the most people out there, in our area between noon and three o'clock.

Unless, of course, there's a Bear/Cubs/Bulls game on.  Then I re-schedule.

Apr 30, 2016 07:36 AM
Rainmaker
4,796,551
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

From 1-4.  That's when the folks are expecting them.

May 13, 2017 05:15 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Sundays from 1 to 4.  It's sort of the norm for my market - although some agents are doing evening opens during the week.

May 01, 2016 06:13 AM
Rainmaker
3,766,198
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Sundays 1-3.

May 01, 2016 04:42 AM
Rainmaker
1,212,449
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Sunday 1-4 is the "industry standard practice" out here.  Tried Saturday ones before and I'm pretty sure no one looked for them on Saturday because it wasn't well atteneded at all, compared to a sunday one.

May 01, 2016 03:57 AM
Rainmaker
783,646
Susan Laxson CRS
HomeSmart Professionals - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

I rarely do them anymore, but still prefer the traditional 1 to 4 pm on Sunday and works better with our marketing department who has a big spread in the paper with all the 1 - 4 pm Open Houses.

May 01, 2016 12:28 AM
Rainmaker
2,980,548
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

 I don't hold open houses, but if I did it would be from 2-4pm on Sundays. Here in Charlotte people go to church in the morning, then to brunch and then maybe to the grocery store, so they don't pay much attention until after 1pm.

May 01, 2016 12:05 AM
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4,064,053
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Saturday and Sunday Afternoons.

Apr 30, 2016 06:48 PM
Rainmaker
1,478,411
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I just follow the flow: Fridays are  brokers open houses and Sunday 2-5 are public. 

Apr 30, 2016 05:01 PM
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3,917,835
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I've neen pretty traditional and stuck to Saturdays and Sundays, 1 - 4 or 2 - 5 when I do them. I have some new listings where I am planning something during the week

Apr 30, 2016 04:11 PM
Rainmaker
985,479
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

non sports time....weekend.

Apr 30, 2016 11:23 AM
Rainer
32,271
Joan Beduze
Keller Williams Realty Acadiana - Lafayette, LA

Weekends  are  good  for  OPEN  HOUSES;  and  I usually  host  them  from:  2:00 -  4:00  on  Sundays ,  and occasionally  on  Saturday, too.

Apr 30, 2016 10:50 AM
Rainmaker
2,426,097
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Sat and or Sun..11 to 3 seems to be when the buying planets all line up

Apr 30, 2016 10:32 AM
Rainmaker
1,648,883
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Sunday 1-4

Apr 30, 2016 10:25 AM
Rainmaker
1,523,082
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I pick odd days and times and often hold them late weekday afternoons to capture folks on their way home from work. This depends, of course, on the home location!

Apr 30, 2016 09:34 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I prefer Sunday afternoons since they have the best chance for attendance in my area. I occasionally will do a Saturday afternoon.

Apr 30, 2016 09:33 AM
Rainmaker
1,818,056
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Sundays 1-3

Apr 30, 2016 09:31 AM
Rainmaker
1,207,427
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

My vote is with Alan May Sunday 1-3 works in Erie for the agents that really 'work' the open house.  Just an ad in paper, sign and prayer lead to boredom.

Apr 30, 2016 08:20 AM