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Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Sally K. & David L. Hanson We don't.  We're honest with the Sellers - in this area Open Houses do nothing for the Seller and everything to generate additional business for the agent sitting the Open House.  If they want one, we'll have an agent from our office hold it open for them.

Sep 27, 2015 11:37 PM
Rainmaker
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Hi Sally, thank goodness I don't do open houses anymore. 

Sep 27, 2015 10:59 PM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Whether a house is an open house candidate is the first consideration.

Many houses are poor candidates, so the day and time are irrelevant.

Alternatives I have used with variable success

1. if the property is around a business center, national and/or international companies, that are certain to have mid-management positions, consider a weekday, "HAVE LUNCH WITH ME" open house.  Put the signs out for 3 consecutive days before the event. This allows the prospect to see the invitation when driving in to work and when leaving.  If you place signage only on the day of the event, the turn out will be poor. (HINT: make inquiry if the company HR department provides relocation assistance. If the answer is NO, you should hear knocking)

2. Critical mass. Just like brokers opens, the more open houses that occur in the same area the greater the public response. Collaboration with other agents you trust is essential. Make sure you know about and FSBOs in the area. This is a good Saturday option but certainly works well on Sunday.

3. I have held after work open houses that did not produce results. Seems folks just want to go home.

Sep 27, 2015 10:50 PM
Rainer
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Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

I'll sometimes do something on a Thursday for agents. Preferred time is weekends.

Sep 27, 2015 10:42 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I will sometimes do late in the afternoon on a Tuesday or Thursday. Open houses do not get a lot of traffic on any day of the week in my area.

Sep 27, 2015 10:28 PM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

the only other day would be a saturday for an open house....afternoon...

Sep 27, 2015 10:16 PM
Rainmaker
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Robert Smith
Preview Properties, PC - http://www.RealEstateMich.com - Brighton, MI
SRES, Search for Homes Brighton-Howell-SE Michigan

I like Saturdays noon - 2 or 1-3 myself. Doesn't work so well in the fall when you're competing with college football, though.

Sep 27, 2015 09:55 PM
Rainmaker
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Wednesday or Thursday evenings from 5pm to 7pm generally gets the weekend warrior or worker to come out.

Sep 27, 2015 09:51 PM
Rainer
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Most of mine are Sunday.  If my listing is in a great neighborhood, I mean active and safe, I will hold an open house on Friday Mornings.  Many people are out looking for garage sales and this helps.  Someone knows someone or is thinking about moving.  A couple weeks ago, I was leaving and a lady stopped by explained she was in the middle of a divorce and had to stay in that school district.  Also Thursday evenings.  That will stop soon because it's getting dark earlier. 

Sep 28, 2015 01:36 PM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

It's been proven over and over again that open houses don't work in my area. We've all tried everything. So we don't do them. 

Sep 28, 2015 08:10 AM
Rainmaker
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I do Sundays. I have done Saturdays and ealry on I experimented with evening open houses duing the week. My best traffic however, comes from Sunday.

Sep 28, 2015 07:55 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

We tried  a midweek evening Open House a few times with mixed results. Not sure we'll bother again.

Sep 28, 2015 07:46 AM
Rainer
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Curtis Evans
Cabin Realty LLC/ USA, Licensed in Louisiana - Golden Meadow, LA

Open houses do not work in our area, if they did we would never do Sundays.

Sep 28, 2015 07:07 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sally and David -- we still have weekday broker opens/caravans in our area and I treat them like an open house event for the public.  I hold them, when appropriate on Saturdays as well as Sundays.  

Sep 28, 2015 02:24 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Later in the afternnon on Thursdays and Fridays to catch people on the way home from work. The bikini girl with the placard sign helps alot!

Sep 28, 2015 01:38 AM