Keller Williams Realty
With all the rage for the internet touching the four corners of the world, local word of mouth has significant value.
Terry Bell, Realtor, Santa Rosa, CA
Great signage for the open house will help with traffic, but ultimately you want solid, legitimate buyers who are ready to buy your home now. If you haven't already, check in with your agent to ensure the home is staged properly and the pricing is right. It makes all the difference.
Best of luck,
Good luck with your open house!
Just to give you a heads up, most homes are NOT sold through an open house.
The majority of the time they are sold by a REaltor bringing buyer.
So that means that if you are not getting 10-12 showings or one offer in the first two weeks of market time the price is too high.
Most homes will sell at closest to asking price if they sell in the first 30 days. About 20%of homes sell in the first 30 days, 80% sell after, at 93.6% of asking price.
So when MLS Entry ONly Brokers list your home, you get the MLS, you get to do your own open houses, however what you don't get is the one thing you need...accurate pricing and market information. At it may be accurate ONCE, but the selling a home is more like a game of chess. The environment changes all the time.
Moral to the story. if you are serious about selling, you have more to worry about than where to advertise an open house.
Try having you agent post it on http://www.openhouse.com.
Try attaching something to your open house signs that will attract the attention of motorists...American flags, balloons, pinwheels....think outside of the box.
We have seen agents hire someone to dress in costume to stand on the corner and hold a large sign or hand out flyers.
Good luck and remember, regardless of what doubters say.......open houses really do work.
The "Eckler Team"
Michael Saunders & Company
Sounds corny, but little things like this work.