Buying and selling Real Estate in Pinellas county, being a Realtor, listing agent or selling agent. Agents wonder, and they will say, Open houses do not work.
Open houses do work, if you do it right. And I actually have to rephrase my headline for this one, it is a dull moment for me when I hear a realtor complain that open houses are just a waste of time.
Open house, just sticking signs in the yard and sitting in the property is NOT what I call an open house.
Do not get me wrong, I believe there are more efficient ways to get a house sold and to get new clients, so I am not a big fan of open houses, but if you do them, do them right!
Planning and open house all starts by finding the right date, not the Sunday before school starts or Super Bowl Sunday etc. Next step to a successful open house is advertising, advertise it everywhere, people need to know. Also put a sign in the yard saying “open house next Sunday” alert all the neighbors, knock on their doors, ask them to come and bring friends that might be interested. Send e mail alert to realtors in you county, saying open house send your buyers (you will be protected) write a blog about it on your local news paper website. You get the picture, the more you put in, the more you get out.
Make sure the house looks picture perfect, go and check two days before the open house, so the seller can clean up a little more.
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