I have tons of people come on days everyone said no one would show up, and had no one even drive by on days everyone thought was perfect.
Can you do both?
I know you asked this awhile ago, but I just held 2 open houses this weekend and I thought I would give you my feedback. I had horrible luck both days - nobody came on Saturday and only one person showed on Sunday (it was the same house both days). Why am I telling you this? I have concluded that the particular area is Spicewood is one that someone would have to be seriously considering - it's not an area someone would just stop by.
My point of this story is that open houses don't always attract buyers. More potential buyers are out driving the suburban areas looking for open houses, but not necessary out in more rural areas where people are just trying to get from point A to point B. I noticed your company is located in Driftwood, so if the house is in Driftwood, that may not be an area that gets a high enough volume of potential buyers. Since 90% of homebuyers start their home search online, I would recommend that you have a strong online presence. This is especially true of the hundreds of people moving here from out of state. These people are searching online and may be more attracted to the Driftwood area if they are moving from more rural areas such as Montana (where I'm from).
This is just my 2 cents. I hope the story of my painfully unsuccessful open houses helps you. Have a great evening.
Marilyn Hartman, Realtor
Keller Williams Realty
I know a lot of people that host open houses mainly as a means of attracting new buyers. Statistically speaking homes are rarely sold at open houses, although I personally know of a few people that have.
You may want to try an "off" day like a Wednesday or a Thursday after business hours to host it. There may be more serious buyers out there then, rather than on the weekends.
Good luck and call me when you are ready to sell your house.
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For instance, a home located very close to a business park with Fortune 500 companies presents an incredible option that is better than SUNDAY.
Most citizens who are Open House oriented, those who watch too much HGTV, are anticipating Sunday.
The Saturday Open House visitor indicates their RAS is aligned with your intent. This is BIG!
What is the person saying when you hear, "I was not intending to stop at an Open House today, but I saw your sign."
This dimension of understanding human perception will allow you to be very strategic in your use of open houses.
Not all houses are open house candidates and serve one purpose only, to satisfy an expectation of the seller. In such cases the result is, "My agent had a party and no one came! I want to fire my agent!" Be smart. Be strategic.
It is ALWAYS best, when seeking advise, to seek those who have been engaged in a couple dozen transactions in the past year. If one is not immersed in the business they simply can not know what is taking place in todays real estate marketplace, the 'scams" in play and the traps lurking, waiting for your misstep.
Best of success,
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Remax Realtec Group
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Historically Sunday is better, but my biggest open house was on a Saturday. It was a new listing, hot neighborhood with a school that had just been ranked as one of the best. Close to 200 people through that day, 80 on Sunday.