Jordan  Ayan, Luxury Market Expert, CLHMS,Million Dollar Guild (The Lifestyle Collection)

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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

The various boards in our areas have certain established days for "events".

Mar 13, 2018 08:52 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

5:30 or 6PM on Tuesdays or Thursdays...

Monday and Fridays are used for long weekend days or are just typically super busy working days. Wednesday evenings are church nights (remember I live in the South though - this may not apply to your area!), leaving Tuesdays & Thursdays open for broker open events!

Mar 13, 2018 08:29 PM
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Never a Monday or Friday..Tuesday or Thursday and 4-6..more agents will come then and can then make it home.

Mar 13, 2018 06:46 PM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Realty Beachside power by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
Your Brevard County, Florida coastal connection!

Thursday but I would do a lunch/brunch earlier in the day so that agents who have an interested customer can show that afternoon or evening.

Mar 13, 2018 06:42 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Adult beverages needs to be 5PM to 7PM.  Most socials here in Tallahassee are held on Tuesday or Thursday.

   This one is coming up next week:

 

 

  

Mar 13, 2018 06:33 PM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
AZuRE Team - Realty ONE Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Later afternoon to dinner time, early evening. Except weekends. Depending on the property - just don't expect "crowds".

Mar 14, 2018 05:40 AM
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Peter Mohylsky
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Your Bucket List Broker along 30a

Any day but Monday, I am always up for a party.

Mar 14, 2018 01:28 AM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

We have our Broker's Open on Tuesdays from 11am -2pm... other areas like Thursday from 11am -2pm so  either way is good what ever your area is accustomed to...Endre

Mar 13, 2018 10:57 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Out here they are done on Fridays from 11-4 usually.  The broker tour meeting starts at 9 or 10 and the tours commence after that.

Mar 13, 2018 10:21 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Weekdays after 9pm, seems every other time is filled already.

Mar 13, 2018 09:52 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I like 10:00am for a nice breakfast layout or 5:30PM and make it Happy Hour.

I'd attend either. And I agree with Dorie Dillard on days of week.

Mar 13, 2018 08:19 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

In Atlanta, those take place on Tuesday.

Mar 13, 2018 06:30 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

Zero, never. Have the agents bring the buyers - those are the actual people you want in the house.

Mar 14, 2018 05:25 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Tuesday or Thursday are the best. Your area will dictate whether it should be a lunch or early evening cocktail event.

Mar 14, 2018 05:21 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Dorie Dillard nailed this one!

Mar 14, 2018 05:13 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

In our market typically Sat and Sun 2-4.

Mar 14, 2018 05:02 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

The best turn outs i have had were offering a lunch11 to 1pm

Mar 14, 2018 04:52 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Tuesday 11-1:00 is most popular time around here.

Mar 14, 2018 04:51 AM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Can't help you here... I haven't done one of these in more than 10 years and don't attend them myself. And if I were inclined to attend, it would not be a happy hour type of event... that is not what I want to be doing at that time of day.

Mar 14, 2018 04:35 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

I'd suggest Tuesdays at 9 AM, Jordan Ayan.

Mar 13, 2018 09:24 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

What Dorie Dillard suggested.  A

Mar 13, 2018 08:36 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Happy hour at the local watering hole.  I have been at a coule and none were very impressive

Mar 13, 2018 08:27 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I know Mondays and Fridays are not good in my area. All other days are pretty much equal depending what other major events are happening on those days. Lunchtime is best in my area, 11-2.

Mar 13, 2018 06:39 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Thursday is the day.

Mar 13, 2018 06:35 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

the best time to hold a Broker Open House Event is lunch time....make it 11:00am to 2:00pm.... NO ALCOHOL TO REAL ESTATE AGENTS IN ANYONE'S HOME....not in a new home, either.... big liability....feed them, and they'll come....serve them drinks and they'll never leave.... you don't know what their tolerance level is and if they have an incident on the way home, guess who will be dragged into it!!

Mar 14, 2018 12:40 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

You have some great responses here.  I wish you all the best with the broker open.

Mar 14, 2018 12:38 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

no parties at any of my listings.  EVER.  Liability.

Mar 14, 2018 11:32 AM
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Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Broker opens are done on Wednesday morning in my area.  In office agent tours are on Tuesday after their weekly office meetings. 

Mar 14, 2018 08:12 AM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Apex, NC
Raleigh - Cary Triangle Real Estate 919-602-8489

I find lunchtime is a great time in spring/summer. It has become more difficult to get agents to go to a broker's open. Day of week is probably important too. I do see agents who have happy hour broker's opens. I don't know what their turnout is as I'm not likely to go that time of day.

Mar 14, 2018 07:59 AM
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Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert
E*Rae Real Estate Group- Powered by eXp Realty LLC - Austin, TX
Exceeding Expectations in Every Transaction

I've done a few of these.  Per the reccomendation of Luxury Home Magazine we went with Thursday happy hour. 

Mar 14, 2018 07:56 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Tuesday or Thursday later afternoon most likely.  But here, given we have Broker Open days in different regions you would likely get more to attend then, unless it's truly a unique house - ocean front with open house for sunset views for example. Good luck. Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland does unique opens and may have some thoughts

Mar 14, 2018 07:45 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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Broker Opens are usually lunchtime events in our area, on Tuesdays.

Mar 14, 2018 07:36 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Mid-mornings work best in my area.

Mar 14, 2018 07:09 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

11-2 speaks to me and as long as there is ample notice...any day should do

Mar 14, 2018 07:01 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Don't want to be a party pooper, but serving drinks at the end of the day and then driving home is not a good idea. If you get picked up for DUI in California and Hawaii you are in a world of hurt with the real estate commissions. Of all the ones I've done, it's in Honolulu where they have them on Saturday morning always with a good spread of food, often their favorite lender co-sponsoring the brokers open.

Mar 14, 2018 06:53 AM
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Jordan Ayan
The Lifestyle Collection - Scottsdale, AZ
Luxury Market Expert, CLHMS,Million Dollar Guild

Ok, I've read through all the answers - allow me to summarize what I have learned from this - an event should be held Monday through Sunday any time between dawn or midnight.  Or never. LOL

Mar 14, 2018 06:49 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Serve food and a few agents will stop by for a bite; serve adult beverages . . .  just be prepared for many attendees.

One of our best 'broker open' events was happy hour hosted at several condos on the Erie waterfront.  Agents were invited to bring their clients, too.Lake Erie

Mar 14, 2018 06:45 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Above 1 mill do the Friday Happy Hour.

Below 1 mill do the Lunch however, do all within your power to build critical mass by gettint other agents to host simultaneously.

Mar 14, 2018 04:44 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Depends.

Mar 14, 2018 04:12 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Everyone likes lunch and free food.

 

Mar 20, 2018 09:43 AM
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David Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality

Serve them free food and drinks and maybe a door prize drawing... If you "build it" they will come Jordan Ayan lol

Mar 18, 2018 08:41 AM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Our market is too busy, and don't see many broker opens, but sometimes Friday afternoon 4 pm.

Mar 16, 2018 03:05 PM
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AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

Jordan ~ I have done evening Broker Opens for special properties and done them Tuesday or Wednesday evening.  For the most part, it seems that the turn out was tied to agents that were crossing through the area going to/from the office or an appointment.  No matter what evening you pick, it will conflict with a certain number of agent schedules due to prior commitments, so don't get thrown by that. 

The local custom for normal broker opens here in Northern VA is on Tuesdays for a couple of hours between 11am - 2pm.

Mar 15, 2018 08:39 AM
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Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

We typically do a Wednesday 10:30 - 1:30 and/or a Friday 10:00 - 2:00.  It all depends on the property, price point.  Often I will hold a Thursday twilight 4:30 - 6:30 depending on the property.  I never serve alcohol at either a Broker or Public Open.  

Mar 14, 2018 08:20 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

Usually Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 11:30 and 1:30.

Mar 14, 2018 07:59 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

Our brokers' open house is usually on Friday 11-2 pm. But if alcohol is served and fancy food with DJ, it is twilight on Friday or Tuesday.

Mar 14, 2018 06:10 PM
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

Generally Tuesdays are our broker opens. An agent in our office is throwing a party tomorrow 3-6 at a new listing she has. I have attended them on Tuesdays in the late afternoon. It is all about how busy everybody is and how you market it to everyone.

Mar 14, 2018 01:33 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Before the public open house.

Mar 14, 2018 07:51 AM