open houses

nextlevelhomes.ca

We do open houses for all of

our new listings. Just to be

clear open houses are optional

and always have been. The

purposes of open houses are

certainly to show your home to

the general public that can't

get to a house during the work week. It also is certainly a good opportunity for the potential buyer that doesn't have an agent that can show them the property.

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We advertise our open house dates on the MLS, our Right at Home Realty brokerage website, my website, various websites and social media as well. Signs are posted at intersections leading to the property. Invitations are handed out to the immediate area residents. With the right property and scenario, I will do a neighbours only open house. To be honest it can really be there for the neighbours to get an early jump on viewing the property before the weekend to let any other people know about it. Key word...early.

The hidden truth is that quite frankly open houses are good for the agent as well. It gives me the opportunity to meet other possible sellers (your neighbours) and meet the potential buyers, whether they want to buy that current listing or not. It's a fact so that is something to consider when opting to have open houses for your property.

 

Some do but most homes don't sell via an open house and that's a fact that needs to be mentioned. I've already listed the pros for you the home seller and me the realtor, but what's the cons?

Very simple, a disruption to your lifestyle by having to leave the house every weekend for the open house, keeping the house in pristine condition etc.

What I do is collect the information of visitors that come through your home for security purposes and also follow up with them to get valuable feedback so we know what people think about your property. After every open house, I also send a email and text message to the information left with an open house website link.

The home seller gets a follow up with feedback given to them as well. This is very very important feedback to find out what people think about their home and to adjust accordingly whether it be pricing or home decor etc. etc.

After seeing many homes during the afternoon, it's easy for buyers to confuse one home with the other so the email and text is a gentle reminder (with a  link like the sample below included) about your property and why they should consider it.

Click on Sample Link Below

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Click on  Link Below

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