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Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway California Realty - Beaumont, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Rob D. Shepherd - I guess your answer is a definite NO!

Hi Roy Kelley - I had one last month and got 24 groups coming through but my 1-4 ended up being 1-5:15 pm so I was picking up my signs in the dark.

Hi Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI - I agree but once in a while a seller will ask me what day I am having the open house. Then I schedule one asap.

Apr 05, 2015 01:46 PM
Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway California Realty - Beaumont, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Jeanne Gregory - You are so funny!

Hi Gabe Sanders - It does seem your views are in the majority.

Hi Inna Ivchenko - I never do other agent's open houses but I did when I was new.

Hi Spirit Messingham - I rarely do a holiday open house anyway and never on Christmas or Easter. I do like to do 4th of July ones and put flags out front.

Apr 05, 2015 01:43 PM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I did when I starte out but eventually learned it wasn't my time. 

Apr 05, 2015 02:13 AM
Ben DeHaven
Haven Realty & Investments - Winter Haven, FL
Proudly serving Winter Haven & Lakeland, Florida

I have found that open houses during the week are more productive. Someone in the office do one during the week and they said some people that came through said they were so happy to see an open house during the week so they didnt have to burn up a weekend viewing them. Especially the people on vacation. 

Apr 05, 2015 01:12 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I haven't held an Open House in 10 years.

Apr 05, 2015 12:05 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Kristin, we do not hold open houses on holidays or on Purdue University home football game days in the Fall.

Apr 04, 2015 10:45 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ


However, big sports days that others suggest should be avoided, have proven to be incredibly benefical.


Apr 04, 2015 09:46 PM
Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
Real Estate One - Commerce, MI
Michigan homes for sale ~

Never.  I would never even schedule one for an assistant as I believe in time off 

Apr 04, 2015 09:20 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't hold them in general, but on a holiday, absolutely not. Sellers deserve "time off," I deserve "time off," and buyers are typically also focused on holiday events.

Apr 04, 2015 08:37 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Kristin. I rarely see open houses on holiday weekends. I think everybody needs to have at least one day off. And with so many people being out of town it makes having an open house pointless.

Apr 04, 2015 06:44 PM
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya


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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day with the ones you love.  I would not hold an open house on a holiday.

May 09, 2015 11:50 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

It depends on the holiday.  Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter.....NO

Mothers Day, Memorial weekend, Independance day, labor day weekend are all good days for open houses.

Apr 05, 2015 03:12 PM
Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway California Realty - Beaumont, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi William Feela - I used to do one a week but not much anymore.

Hi Barbara Todaro - Yes I never do Christmas or Easter but maybe another holiday if I am not having a lot of exposure.

Hi Suzanne Cutler - If I have to have one, I try for Saturday except in one city of my area where the Sabbouth is Saturday so there I do Sundays instead.

Hi James Dray - Well if it works for you, I am glad you do not need to do them.

Apr 05, 2015 01:39 PM
Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway California Realty - Beaumont, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi  Annette Lawrence - I have heard sport days can be very big at open houses.

Hi Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239 - The broker I used to work with was really big on open houses.

Hi Nina Hollander - It is good for sellers to have a day off from showing the house and having to leave for the showings and open houses. I remember when I sold mine, I was exhusted trying to clean up and leave in a 10 minute period.

Hi Michael Thornton - Yes that makes a lot of sense. New profile picture..nice.

Apr 05, 2015 01:35 PM
Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway California Realty - Beaumont, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi  Cindy Davis - It is hard to have any time off if you do open houses on the weekends.

Hi Ben DeHaven - Glad to know you like open houses as I do too.

Hi John McCormack - That is amazing and you are very successful so maybe they are not that important?

Hi Bruce Walter -  I have heard that big sports games can be big but not if you are watching the game. I once did one on Super Bowl Sunday and have quite a few.

Apr 05, 2015 01:23 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

NO....I seldom do open houses period

Apr 05, 2015 12:38 PM
Suzanne Cutler
SUCCESS! Real Estate - Braintree, MA
617-549-5829 Braintree, MA Realtor, Real Estate

Yes, some holidays depending on how I feel the market is and sometimes I will have the Open House on the Sat. of a holiday weekend.

Apr 05, 2015 10:59 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

it depends on what the holiday is....the answer is NO for christmas and easter.... but we will for other holidays....

Apr 05, 2015 09:22 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

No and I don't hold open houses anymore.  It proved not to work for me.  I know agents who do and they like them.  But no, no open houses at any time...

Apr 05, 2015 09:10 AM
Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

I don't pick up hitchhikers and I don't do open houses.

Apr 05, 2015 07:48 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No, I don't, Kristin.  Typically these are not good days for open houses for me.

Apr 05, 2015 05:42 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, I do. But only if I have my listing. I like Holidays open houses:)

Happy Easter to all!

Apr 05, 2015 05:42 AM
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

No.  I have found better results picking a non-holiday weekend.  I need to learn to not WORK on holidays too :)

Apr 05, 2015 05:35 AM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

What's an Open House? Oh wait I will just Google it!

Apr 05, 2015 03:59 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Holiday open houses are not usually effective in our market. Your time may be better spent with buyer prospects.

Apr 05, 2015 03:50 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No. And I think the general public respects us more for it. Time for family time, not for the almighty dollar.

Apr 05, 2015 02:23 AM