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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

ok... my fav topic lately.. :)

1. sell it (yes)  (these are not in order)

2. get to know the home better by answering more questions

3. meeting neighbors. getting their info and keeping them  up to date of the values later

4. let other sellers check me out

5. sell a different house to visitors

6. list other homes

7. learn the neighborhood

8. get scoops and gossip that can influence the area

9. work on my selling skills

10. if slow, catch up on calls & work

11. meet other agents

12. by posting signs & online notices, seek exposure

13. learn other homes for sale if not in my farm area

14. have a video posted real time of this home on the network or blog. real time is very very appealing

15. make friends with neighbors so no crazy neighbor scares off potential buyers later

16. invite your prospecting list to come visit YOU

17. invite owners of other homes in area that are for sale, to come visit. they may be expireds one day :)

Jul 18, 2015 02:36 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Finding the right tenant for either this home or one of our others.  And sometimes even a buyer.


Jul 18, 2015 04:03 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Meeting fresh buyers

Jul 18, 2015 02:27 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Debbie, to generate buyers and sellers.

Jul 18, 2015 01:35 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

'Capture' buyer prospects, meet the neighbors and scout for new neighborhood listings.

Jul 18, 2015 11:15 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

meeting other potential clients who may be thinking of selling their homes....

Jul 18, 2015 09:37 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Debbie - Open houses are good to promote yourself and to find more business.

Jul 18, 2015 04:09 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Debbie Reynolds open houses are also for generating new leads.

Jul 18, 2015 01:45 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Primary goal is to showcase and sell the house.

  • meet potential buyers who may have been sent by their agents
  • meet potential sellers who may be observing me
  • meet potential selling agents who may want to know more about the house
  • learn more about the neighborhood 
  • learn more about the house
  • showcase how I market a property for sale


Jul 19, 2015 12:28 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Debbie, are you around Johnson City?

Regarding your question: an open house should have one of five designated PURPOSES. Without a purpose, the agent is simply spending time.

First, the house must be a suitable open house candidate. If the house is located in the bowels of a gated community, the purpose will realistically be restricted to #1 on the list. Here is the list.

  1. Get more listings
  2. Sell that house
  3. Get more buyers
  4. Build a list
  5. Market research

Each PURPOSE has a very specific execution, CTA and followup that requires planned choreography among those staffing the open house.

Jul 18, 2015 10:31 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

An open house rarely attracts a buyer unless it is new construction. More often it attracts new customers who may want to sell themselves or buy, but buy something else.

Jul 18, 2015 09:21 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

meeting the neighbors and getting more leads. 

Jul 18, 2015 08:27 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Sunday morning Debbie.  I like to meet real estate agents as they are my book of business.

Jul 18, 2015 07:33 PM
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

More leads to work with, buyers or sellers, usually you find buyers.

Jul 19, 2015 04:37 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

My goal is to connect well with at least a couple of people in an effort to become their buyer's agent.

Jul 19, 2015 01:20 AM