Unless you have time to run back and forth between rental units and everything else that you do to make a living, open houses are the best way to go for filling rentals.
We always get great traffic on Saturdays.
I do think it would be a great opportunity especially in the high traffic/desirable areas. I know another Realtor did an open house on a Saturday for a house in Crestview and she said that she got 5 applications by the end of the day. I would definitely try it as long as you "market" it and let people know when they call and/or from an ad.
And, if you have any renta houses/properties that you are going to list, please call me. I always know of people who are looking for rentals in the 78756, 78757, 78704, 78701 - mainly central Austin areas! Cheers.
What a great take on a very incredible opportunity.
The secondary and tertiary benefits represent the best ROI imagineable.
Thanks for sharing such a great practice.
As you demonstrated....YOU NEED TO MAKE IT AN E V E N T !!!
Wow...I can't think there can be much money doing that.
Now arranging for everyone who calls over the week to show up within about 1hr period on a Saturday is time management and can create a little excitement. Throwing out an open house sign would be a bonus while you're there, if you think you will get drive by traffic.
By the way....don't look for buyers at open houses....look for sellers. You should be calling everyone in the neighborhood to come by and look. Leave flyers on the doors while you are there....five doors down on either side and across the street.