Shannon Ensor, Author, Realtor/Broker (ENSOR Real Estate Group)

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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I have greatly improved this to >80% by one technique - A PAPERLESS OPEN

When they ask for a brochure or fact sheet , I ask them what is it you're looking for . Listen to their answer (they've stepped into the web) and say

"I'll do one better. If you've CORRECTLY filled out the Sign In sheet , you will receive the Complete Photo Tour, Seller Docs and Complete MLS Printout by 7:00 TONITE !!!" 

Instead of the Sign In sheet being "A HAVE TO" it now becomes "A WANT TO"

Sep 08, 2017 12:38 PM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

As I don't do open houses the ratio is zero. And way back when I did do them I did not require registration. If someone was really interested they could find me. My job was to sell the home. Requiring all that registration doesn't benefit the seller, it benefits the seller's agent in generating leads to sell other houses to.

Sep 08, 2017 01:30 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

100% with an sign in, no entry. Must use real e-mail or phone to be verified in real time as I send you the more paper at opens...well that's how I'd do it if I were to waste my time doing opens. 

Sep 08, 2017 09:00 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I make sure all sign in, but can't guarantee they are signing in with real names; do not check credentials.

Sep 08, 2017 02:08 PM
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 I don't do Open Houses, so N/A

 Suggest:  upgrade to Rainmaker, so that your blogs will be seen by the Public.

Sep 08, 2017 12:59 PM
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I don't do opens. I also don't believe in chasing and begging for business, or attempting to dumb down a process in hopes to "trick" someone. If the home is on the MLS they will get all the information they want and they don't need to sign in anywhere to get it.  Good luck to you!

Sep 09, 2017 08:05 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Typically it's 100% as I won't let people in who don't tell me who they are.

Sep 09, 2017 06:24 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Zero.  We don't hold open houses!

Sep 09, 2017 04:41 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I don't have a mandatory open house event sign-in registry -- it's all about making real connections and not collecting signatures.  

Sep 08, 2017 09:54 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

LOL!  Usually about 0%-5%.  It's not mandatory and the sign-in book is usually back with the flyers (neither are near the entrance).  If they're interested, they sign in.


I've done the drawing and the mandatory sign-in stuff before too.  Now I just don't care unless they're interested and serious.  Then we exchange info and go from there.

Sep 08, 2017 05:53 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

everyone signs in.... we never know if it's a real name and number until we follow up.... rarely is it a fake...

Sep 08, 2017 04:55 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

about 75% - 

Sep 08, 2017 03:53 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Ask me after my open house tomorrow.


Sep 08, 2017 03:21 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Loyalty plans turn open house registration a What TO instead of a 'Have to."

As Michael J. Perry  suggested, it changes the quality of those who register.

Sep 08, 2017 01:20 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I like both offering a give away and having to sign up fo rmore info to get REAL buyers to sign up. The lookers will just look and put in fake names. 

Sep 08, 2017 01:13 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I don't worry about it. Many people already have agents so I don't need their contact info. Others sign their names but don't use correct contact info. if they're serious about buying the house, i'll hear from them one way or another.

Sep 08, 2017 12:52 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Don't do open houses on fixed, narrow time frame. Audience is too busy and scattered for limited time of entry. Open house on demand videos work best and get re-toured over and over at all hours. Rugs take less of a beating too. More eyes, ears on the property, in and around the property with video.

Sep 08, 2017 12:39 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I no longer host open houses.

Sep 08, 2017 12:23 PM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL 305-931-6931

Interesting answers.

Sep 21, 2018 02:13 PM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Don't do open houses - condos only

Sep 21, 2018 01:35 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have a questionaire asking what their opinion is of the condition and price, so most do fill it out.  Now whether their info is correct, different story.

Sep 12, 2017 09:03 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We do not sign visitors is since in most cases, the names are ficticious. Yup; buyers are liars!

Sep 10, 2017 08:53 AM
Mitchell J Hall
Compass - Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

100%. I hand them my iPad as they enter. I use spacio for buyers to register. (It's a great paperless open house App)  All I need is their email address (although I also ask a few other qualifying questions) Spacio automatically provides me with their picture and social media profiles and gives them a score.

All visitors must sign -in.  It's not neogotiable. If I expect a huge crowd I will have extra sign in sheets and have another agent help me sign them in and escort them in and out of OH.

Sep 10, 2017 04:49 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

HA! I don't do Open Houses because I'm lucky to get 3-4 visitors. The most I've had was six and the majority had 1-2. It's not worth the trouble in my market.

Sep 09, 2017 07:08 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

If I remember to ask them to sign in, they all do it. I use my iPad, hand it to them, and they take care of it. They don't always put a real name/number though.

Sep 09, 2017 02:59 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Shannon Ensor I have not hosted the open house in a while..

Sep 08, 2017 11:18 PM
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

About 50%. 

I don't waste time with some lookers

Sep 08, 2017 08:36 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We never worried about signins.  

Sep 08, 2017 08:17 PM
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I would say mine are at 95%. I make people feel comfortable and ready to sign in.

Sep 08, 2017 07:50 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Not good and that is why I don't do them

Sep 08, 2017 07:22 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I generally schedule them before the open house so they are all signed in.

I would be interested in reading your post, is it on your AR blog too?

Sep 08, 2017 07:05 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

What Michael J. Perry said - it works! 

Sep 08, 2017 05:05 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Don't do open houses anymore. When I did I stood at the door. You give me something, like register, and access can be granted. Some were mad! I did not care!

Sep 08, 2017 02:27 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No idea.

Sep 08, 2017 01:02 PM