I have an open house tomorrow and it has been a very long time since I have held a house open. I think probably five plus years. When I first got in to real estate I held houses open every Saturday and Sunday. I did find buyers but to be quite honest I NEVER sold a house I held open from an open house. I finally quit doing them as I decided I was getting more advantage from them than the seller was.
I remember a lot of neighbors showing up. In this instance the house I am holding open is a flip so the neighbor's showing up could be a good thing as they have been watching the house being remodeled and my clients did a great job on the house. It could be a good way to get the word out.
I'm now trying to remember the things that I use to do for a successful open house. I know that I always put out a lot of signs. I also remember deciding that Saturdays did not work well; Sundays seemed to work better. It seems like I decided 1:00 to 4:00 was the best time. I had a sign in sheet which I am sure is saved on my computer somewhere. I also ran off a one page print out of all the homes that were currently on the market in the subdivision for comparison. I'm not sure how important that is. Am I missing anything?
I would LOVE to break my cycle of NEVER selling a home from an open house so would like to make this a success. Do you have any great open house advice?