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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Invite the Spice Girls?  OH! They retired? How will I ever break that news to Sandy?

Sep 30, 2015 03:20 AM
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Connie Wildasinn
WGroup Realtors - Long Beach, CA
25+ years at your Service

Don't know about 'spicing it up' but in a really good market I've found a 1 hr 'fast and furious' open house can generate huge interest and multiple offers...

Sep 30, 2015 01:25 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Whats in it for the visitor? Ask and then answer this question. Today, there are so many "leave behinds" to give out that seal or lock in an experience or you can be just another viewing...Its up to you

Sep 30, 2015 03:04 AM
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Andrzej Niemyjski
Realty One Group - Sun City West, AZ

I guess it all depends on the house and some of homes have already too much of a "spice" so you need something to mask

Sep 30, 2015 01:20 AM
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Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

I sometimes bring candles, not very "spicy" is it???

Sep 30, 2015 01:07 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Why would you spice up an open house?

After all, when the prospect is on site, that is the final chapter, time for the grand finale.

What that looks like depends on which of the five purposes this open house is committed.

IF, the hosting agent has purposed the open house to SELL that house that day, the owner will have empowered the agent to do so. The spice in this case is creating the energized environment to get the prospect to reveal their intent through a stratgicly designed request for help.

The assoicates at the open house must be trained in drawing the prospect into a safe 'space' where they see their knowledge is valued. Then, and only then, can the empowerment get the outcomes desired.

The cookies and beverage are simply tools to create the space for the trained associates to talk,

Sep 30, 2015 01:01 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I love to cook chocolate chip cookies to give the home a good scent as the prospective buyers come through the door! 

Sep 30, 2015 12:55 AM
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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

Well - we don't do them - so we don't spice them up!

Sep 30, 2015 12:46 AM
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The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

No spice.

Mar 24, 2019 09:57 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

i bake cookies

Oct 20, 2016 02:39 PM
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Blanca Barajas
Winter Group - Las Vegas, NV

Cupcakes, amost everyone like cupcakes.

Oct 02, 2015 01:30 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

You may want to hire those twins that Josh Flag brings to his open houses.

All kidding aside, we do not add any spice, just a well planned open that is shown by appointment only.

Sep 30, 2015 11:18 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Aside from the occassional music in the background and running the AC, I don't do anything to spice it up.  Don't want to detract from the house.

Sep 30, 2015 09:31 AM
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

When I was having an open house, all I did was make sure it looked nice.. nothing out of the way.

Sep 30, 2015 06:44 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

The best way is to pick a home for the open house that people will want to come an see.

Sep 30, 2015 05:32 AM