What do you want to accomplish via this open house?
If you try to be all things to all people you will acheive little.
If you are list building, exchange something of local value for contact information Your brokerage may/should have a relationship with the local Yogurt shop that will allow a very passive entry.
Trolling for a listing.
Option 1. "I need your help" questionaire
Opton 2. You are center stage, show the home in a manner that will impress. Leverage group dynamics and passive qualifiying skills. Many who attend are gathering data to sell their home..later.
Trolling for buyers.
Start with "How are you going about your search"
Install buyer flags throughout the home.
Engage in exit review based on the 'flag' they picked up.
In the review of the home they fill out, include a question such as, "What would you be willing to offer for this house?" This creates several 'purposes' to contact this visitor.
You can not do all things in an Open House. Identfy your purpose and refine your process. Then, put on a smile, be yourself and have fun.
As always a properly selected and planned open house will be very, very busy. YOU WILL NEED HELP! The HELP must be in tune your your open house objective. Be aware, not all homes are suitable for an open house. For these homes, the activity is a placebo of activity, and an appeasement of the seller. Make sure your expectations are appropriate for the house.
IN closing. Send a thank you to the atendess who provided contact information...THE SAME DAY!
You have invested too much time, energy and resources to lose 80% of the effectiveness because you were unwilling to copy and paste
Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL