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We're seeing a lot of catered broker opens Thursday evening. They're starting to be fun.
Stevens Point, WI
No. These hours are not popular in our area.
Many have tried wine and cheese open houses but they are not common.
Stevens Point, WI
Not particularly, no.
Virtual Realty Consultants - I haven't seen many in our area - I am sure there will be many in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville area...
I haven't seen anything advertised at those hours.
Some will say open house of any type are a waste if time.
But that is not my opinion.
Off-hour open houses work best for houses located very near professional or corporate office center. Those places that have a good population of mid-management people in developmental positions.
For this to work you need to send pre-notification to the commuter.
This can be as simple as 'Have lunch on me!" Thursday @12 bandit signs posted several days in advance. IT is the advance notification that allows the commuter to skip lunch or delay their arrival home.
This does not work well for homes not in every close proximity to the place of work.
There are four opportunities for the real estate professional to exploit this opportunity. You should put some thought into this and take the needed action.
Be aware, those who will attend are in need of solutions entirely different than the traditional home buyers. Make sure you display their issues clearly along with your solution. This is the magic to get them to raise their hand and start this journey with you.
Never happened here. Interesting idea, and I wonder how they'd go.
Weekdays no, Sat and Sun yes
I don't see many open houses during these hours.
Open houses in my area aren't popular. It wouldn't matter when you held them.
No but is does sound like a good idea to get started on.
It seems like we get a tremendous about of requests for showings between 4 and 7pm
Some agents do them and have a small amount of success. It have tried it too and now choose not to. People want to get home.
No, I don't think I've ever heard of an open house happening those times. I think after work people want to get home!
No = I wish they were
No, never heard of them and can not imagine they would be very successful any place. People are just too busy after work.
No, our area is mainly resort and second homes so vacationers are a big part of our market. But we got some good traffic at a recent open house from 5-7 pm, catching people coming home from their outings.