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Barry Kessler
Pinnacle Estate Properties, Inc. - Simi Valley, CA
Barry Kessler

Lots of signs. Keep a list of homes for sale in the area in different price ranges, and always have area comps for the home you are sitting, buyers love to see them.


Aug 22, 2015 02:03 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Barry Kessler gave you most of my tips. Be sure to get people to leave their contact info too. When I did open houses sometimes I'd have a drawing for a dinner out or a cash card or other prize. Great way to get a real email address and phone number from visitors.

Aug 22, 2015 05:52 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

For me:


Signs.  And lots of them.

Exposure - online/offline.  

Information - have it available 

The Right Attitude - don't sit at the open house - treat it like a cocktail party. Greet - Meet



Aug 22, 2015 02:49 AM
Sara Wagner
The Woodland Companies - Adams, WI
Stevens Point Rentals

We have a 7 point plan.

Nov 23, 2018 04:43 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Great planning and preparation

May 26, 2018 09:30 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Johnny Davis pre-marketing everywhere! Start promoting it at least a week in advance and keep some door prizes, raffles etc.

Free ice cream scoop coupons in summer and many other ideas one can think of.

Aug 23, 2015 09:33 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Lots of online promotion. Let the neighbors know in plenty of time to tell their friends and coworkers. Give them an invite to come early for a preview an hour before the general open. It makes them feel special. Have a drawing for door prizes and put out lots of signs, I like to use a flutter flag.

Aug 22, 2015 10:54 AM
Adell Forbes (REALTOR®)
PalmerHouse Properties - Atlanta, GA
"Knowledge & Experience Working for You"

I agree with Ron- hold a private open house for the neighbors. In my opinion it's a great way to get a good solid return on your efforts.

Maybe have a lender at your open house to pre-qual buyers. You will determine who's ready now- then you can focus your efforts there.

Have the open house in the late afternoon- maybe 3pm-6pm.

Most importantly- advertise the open house. I feel like there is not a lot of effort that goes into marketing an open house. Its done just to pacify the Seller.

Agents put up their signs & maybe some ballons & hope for a miracle.





Aug 22, 2015 06:40 AM
Vera Gonzalez
RE/MAX Suburban, Inc. - Sterling Heights, MI
Gonzo For Real Estate

Our Mls has reverse prospecting. I send each agent  an invite to stop by with their client. If they cannot come by. I tell them to send their client with their info. They sign in with their first name and their agents info. I then send text to agent to follow up. 

Aug 22, 2015 06:06 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

Don't let anyone view the home until the first open house...that gets you lots of open house activity!

Aug 22, 2015 04:19 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Pick a home that is in a great location for visibility, ease of access and condition.  Lots of signs.  Call the neighbors and let them know about the upcoming open house.

Aug 22, 2015 03:58 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Advise your Seller to not have them.

Aug 22, 2015 02:42 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

They just don't work in my area. I've tried many things and so have other agents. They are just a waste of time in my market. 

Aug 22, 2015 10:57 AM
Jenna Dixon
Momentum Real Estate Group LLC - Marietta, GA
55 & Over | New Constructions | Horse Farms

My first thought is NO!  My second thought is only on homes that I feel I can truly drive traffic to, well placed and not 16 turns into the back of the neighborhood.

Aug 22, 2015 05:15 AM