Chris Ivy, Sell Your House Fast For Cash In Memphis Tennessee (Ivy Vine Investments)

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


No we would not put out any food.  In luxury home open houses, many agents would have lunch catered for broker it is not happening. A

Oct 04, 2020 08:38 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I was never one for that kind of thing.  The flyer was all I gave out, if people were interested in it.  I would still do the flyer today... assuming we're ever allowed to do open houses in our county.

Oct 04, 2020 06:53 PM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I don't do open houses. 95% of my clients ask me upfront not to have them. But if I did, I certainly would not be leaving food out.

Oct 05, 2020 04:29 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Chris what Open Houses?? here in Los Angeles we can not hold one so with that said maybe Virtual Cookies:)Endre

Oct 04, 2020 09:20 PM
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Not holding open houses at this time. Most clients don't want a bunch of looky-loos going through their home. A fair amount of clients aren't thrilled with showings as it is.

Oct 04, 2020 06:58 PM
Ken Jones
Kenneth Jones Photography, Ltd. - Toms River, NJ
Real Estate Photographer & Videographer

Chris Ivy Since I haven't done an uninvited public Open House in decades due to the extremely low ROI and high security risk, it's not something I can address.

However, when doing Broker's Open House events, I've never been a fan of the exposed buffet. I've always provided sealed items; sealed 8 oz water bottles, cookies in manufacturer's sealed boxes or those sealed by the bakery, and other such things.

Oct 05, 2020 04:11 AM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

NO way Jose!  I mean Chris.

(Answering this as if I where still an agent)

Oct 04, 2020 08:08 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

No, sir

Oct 05, 2020 03:28 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I've not been a fan of open houses for 10-12 years - so I do not do them. Now, with COVID we are not allowed to do them.  As for food, my way of feeding people is donating to the food banks ... not at open houses or broker tours. 

Oct 05, 2020 08:24 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Open houses have long been a source of new business for me.

Now, OH are forbidden by local health authorities in the San Francisco Bay Area.

When I held OH, I did not feed guests or provide anything except for a flyer and opportunity to see the house. Of late, I did not provide a flyer except virtually upon request by a visitor who provided their email address and cell number in exchange. I always had informational packages available...title info, seller disclosures, inspection reports...also virtual and on request.

Oct 05, 2020 10:44 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Buy or hosting, gatherings and socials. Those days are gone covid or no covid. Price something right, have the repairs in line & location does the rest. This is the flow....

Oct 05, 2020 08:59 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Chris Ivy 

With my impromptu one hour open houses... Masks, gloves, and a bottle of hand sanitizer are the only things on the buffet

Oct 05, 2020 06:14 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Good morning Chris, In today's litigious society, I do not offer food. All someone has to say is they contracted the Wuhan flu at an open house event - doesn't have to be true!

Oct 05, 2020 05:35 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I do host Open Houses.
I do not offer communal grazing opportunities.
However, when the dryness a mask creates that often result in the need to cough, I DO have the tools to 'wet ones whistle.'
When folks express the need for more C-19 exposure I direct them to any Cracker Barrel in the Atlanta area.  Yep, I was there and appalled by what was going on in the Cracker Barrel.

Oct 05, 2020 04:41 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I didn't do open house events prior to Covid and I'm DEFINITELY not doing them now.  If I were, no goodies other than house info.  

Oct 05, 2020 04:31 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No. I would not hold an open house during the pandemic.

Virtual presentations are now the common marketing practice.

Oct 05, 2020 08:05 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

No it isn't done as they don't want any hanging around & touching things. Water is a take-away item only.


Oct 05, 2020 06:44 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I have seen notification of open houses in my area that are announcing the availability of snacks and drinks. I haven't had one lately, but if I did, I would not provide. 

Oct 05, 2020 04:48 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Nope. Times have changed.

Oct 05, 2020 04:06 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Not a chance in heck!!  In fact open houses are fast becomming a thing of th past.  Buyers and their agents make an appointment within a certain amount of hours and they are fully approved.  Makes total sense to me to keep this model going.

Oct 05, 2020 04:51 PM
Peter Mohylsky. Beach Expert
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL

No but did not do it in the past either.  

Oct 05, 2020 09:31 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

We can't do open houses for agents or for the public.

Oct 05, 2020 07:29 AM
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Not right now we are still under strict rules here in South Florida.

Oct 05, 2020 05:27 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

When still active I gave up on refreshments at open houses. At broker opens sometimes I had catering. In these times absolutely not!

Oct 05, 2020 04:53 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I am not doing open houses right now. My new listings typically sell before they can be held. If i did do one, i would bag the treats up to hand out though

Oct 05, 2020 06:01 AM
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

No such thing at this time in Southern California.  I don't though when holding one.

Oct 05, 2020 11:39 AM