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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

Yes, it depends on the rules of the community.  Some will allow the gate to remain open.  Those with guards may allow you to give them fliers, and so on.

Feb 10, 2019 06:54 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Yes - our team does a lot of them

Apr 07, 2018 05:51 AM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Brynne, we did an open house in a gated community some time ago. We had to coordinate with the HOA and the gate house. Interested buyers stopped at the gate house, said they were there for the open house at our address and they were allowed in for that day, during the specified timeframe.

Jun 10, 2015 10:31 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hi Brynne -- we don't have a lot of gated communities in my area.  I had a listing in one and I hired someone to be by the entrance to direct people to the open house and brokers' caravans.  I also had permission to place open house directional signs within the community.  The property sold within two weeks in a community that at the time had days on the market that often stretched into many months.   

As far as I am concerned(and I am biased towards open houses)t can work if there is planning and proper preparation  -- just like any marketing idea.  

Jun 10, 2015 03:19 AM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

Put a sign on the gate with your cell # so people can call and get the gate code. I try to avoid them but sometimes it has to be done, gate/guarded once are a lot easier since they just talk to the guard.

Jun 10, 2015 01:59 AM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

I have seen them. I think they get a one-day pass code for the gate.

Jun 09, 2015 06:47 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Some communities do not allow any signs at the property. If they have no problem with signs, you just do your regular open house with signs,  pointers, and all the whistles and balloons. Leave the direction for the guard or in front of entrance how to get in.

Jun 09, 2015 05:12 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Brynne Monge Edwards - yes, I did!  At the entrance, posted on main gate on how to enter the community - by calling my cell and I'd 'allow' them to come in.

Jun 09, 2015 03:01 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

They are simply not allowed here. Of course they were before we had a beheading murder in a gated community last year.

Jun 09, 2015 02:39 PM
Mike Tizzano
Amerifirst Financial, Inc Equal Housing Oppurtinity Lender AZ BK0013635 NMLS 145368 LO:1015837 - Mesa, AZ
Protect Your Transaction Certified Lender

I am not an agent but I sat in one with an agent friend of mine.  Let's just say the only people that came in were residents that knew that had remodeled and wanted to check it out.

Jun 09, 2015 02:26 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I would not be giving codes to the public in this situation. Premiums are being paid by these owners to avoid such an intrusion. That might be okay if you never want to list another property there, because your name will be mud to many that won't approve.

Jun 09, 2015 01:22 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

cardboard, tape, call agent when you reach here..... Not too difficult...

Jun 09, 2015 11:31 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have and in that situation the gates were open for the afternoon at the request of the developer. It wasn't a problem getting people in and they came and felt special. 

Jun 09, 2015 11:23 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

We only have one gated community and the gate is always open.

Jun 09, 2015 11:13 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

The guards at gated communities are usually accustomed to open houses.  You simply need to get on the schedule and comply with the community regulations.

Jun 09, 2015 09:25 AM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Yes, you have to go talk to the guard and ask that question.  Some have specific open house signs, some allow you flyers, some will tell people addresses of open houses.  All depends on the HOA rules.

Jun 09, 2015 08:50 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Of the five types of open houses you can have, I would choose the "get more listings" type.

Only those in the community will attend so it's your time to strut your home exhibition stuff. Make sure they can see the strategic difference your influence offers, then allow your flag raising and follow up to expand your business.

Jun 09, 2015 08:41 AM
Brynne Monge Edwards
Urban Nest Realty - Henderson, NV

Thank you so much for your reply. I should have mentioned... There is no guard. Just a gate with a gate code. :(

Jun 09, 2015 08:06 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Yes. Same as any other, but you might have to check with guards at security gate and provide address and name of homeowners. Visotors will stop at gate, and guard will sometimes check id, record tag# , and ask who they are there to see. Agents usually just have to show or give their card to guard at gate.

Jun 09, 2015 08:01 AM