Ok, I have seen on trulia some mention it was going to happen.
I am still waiting for better prices to arrive. If seeing $8,000 for buying go away did not motivate me to buy now what difference would a bunch of open houses make?
I can still see a lot of reasons for house prices to drop much more. Not wanting to waste my money I refuse to buy with prices still in bubble territory. No open house or $8k bribe can change that.
I'm a realtor and I'm going to answer anyway! I was out showing property to clients this weekend I hope many of us were. It's that time of year and the tax credit deadline is approaching so many of us are busy!!
Driving around my clients and I saw a few open houses and stopped in a couple just because they were easy showings and did not require any appointment or scheduling and we saw the balloons and signs in areas we were already in. It's not a bad time to host an open house just for that reason.