Best of luck
Chris Schilling, ABR, CRS, GRI, GREEN
The reality is that rain tends to keep tenants away in San Diego so it is usually a bust.
An open house on a rainy weekend can be a good idea and here's why. People tend to get bored on rainy days and want to get out to escape 'cabin fever'. In San Diego it may be more of an issue since you don't get that much rain. But in Denver we have a young and active group of buyers who not only come out in rain; but on snowy days as well. Let us know how it works out in San Diego.
Robert McGuire ASR
Your Castle Real Estate
1776 S. Jackson St. #412
Denver CO 80210
Direct â€“ 303-669-1246
I don't have too many war stories to tell about open houses. I prefer to forget the guy who showed up with mud all over him and wanted to walk on the owner's clean carpet.
My main concern is getting the house shown to casual lookers, who might exchange information and even sign a guest book. Some people actually watch for open house signs in neighborhoods they like. I like meeting prospective buyers. Today was a good day. I'll have to encourage sellers to open up their houses based on what others are saying.
Thanks for sharing, everyone.
Simply The Best Real Estate Co., Inc.
Mary Chan & Associates Real Estate
Or does this question truly hit on the reality of the concept of open house - that it isn't for the seller as much is it is for the agent to try to get leads via buyers?
As a buyer, I think rainy days are a great time to see a house because you can see things like drainage and indoor lighting (or lack thereof) that you wouldn't ordinarily see on a typical San Diego day. It's sort of like seeing the house without its makeup. And many homes, particularly the ones with living spaces and windows facing north, can be pretty dark and cold on a rainy day.