Sundays between 12-2 or 1-3. I would advise looking at other open houses in the area or building that are similar to your listing so that you can give those customers enough tine to get to your listing. Most people searching for real estate are not looking to waste time and would like to see as much as possible in the shortest amount of time.
Forget the company - it really won't matter. What you need as a new agent (in my never humble opinion) is a mentor. As I've written many times here on Trulia, classroom "training" has too many limitations. You will ramp up your knowledge, skills, client base and income more quickly and more effectively by working with a mentor who can provide you with real-world, hands-on experience. The difference between training and mentoring is that mentoring includes experience.
I recommend you interview mentors until you find one that can provide you with the best hands-on experience and get you started in the direction you want to go. It doesn't matter which company that mentor works for, just get the best mentor.... more
Even in Manhattan, lockboxes still exist. Usually the lockboxes were for walk-up apartments. However, I have actually used a lockbox for apartments in an elevator building. This was not a luxury building. There was no doorman.... more