As you can see, Open Houses produce results. Beware of agents who speak against them. You want all your tools for marketing a home, not just some of them. It is the total effort that counts. Do not short change your seller or yourself by avoiding "a few buyers" and all those people in Stacy's answer below. Why wouldn't you want all those people, too? Of course, agents meet buyers at Open Houses. Of course, agents can show other houses to those the meet at an Open House. Of course, neighbors come and look. Of course, agents come and look. That is what you want.