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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Winston - I have never sold a home off an open house, but it sure would be nice.

Nov 08, 2015 12:54 PM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Maybe 5%.

Nov 08, 2015 11:47 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

No one in my market does open houses. They just don't work. I have tried hosting many of them. It's a waste of time. So no I haven't sold a house as a result of an open house. 

Nov 08, 2015 11:04 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

No I have not, but I have sold homes to the people who have come to my open house.

Nov 08, 2015 09:10 AM
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

I have never sold a home I was holding open, I've found buyers that way for a different home, but no one ever bought that house.

Nov 08, 2015 07:02 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

None off the open house. However, I have sold other houses to prospective buyers who walked into my open house.

Nov 08, 2015 06:49 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Yes but it has been awhile Winston. About 6 years ago I was sitting an open on a really high end condo I had listed and a guy came in at the end and asked me to stay open so he could bring his wife. She came over and the next day a cash offer.

Nov 08, 2015 06:34 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Winston Heverly When I was doing residential real estate, open houses were never very productive. They seemed to be more a way of appeasing the sellers.

Nov 08, 2015 02:04 AM
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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
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I have not but I have picked up other listings from holding open houses.

Nov 08, 2015 01:37 AM
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Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

Never. The closest is when a showing was scheduled during an open house, but they would have been by anyway. 

Nov 08, 2015 01:31 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Probably in the early 90s I did when having a HUD Repo open house was the way to sell.

Nov 08, 2015 01:22 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Sure have and I love holding Open House Events. I love meeting new people.

Nov 08, 2015 08:50 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've seen it once or twice in the last couple years.  It is rare, but does happen.  I keep a purchase agreement with me just in case. 

Nov 08, 2015 01:50 PM
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Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

I have sold several but do not know what percentage it would be.

Nov 08, 2015 11:46 AM
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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 would say one in 10 so it can be productive if you know how to work the prospects and develop them into buyers.

Nov 08, 2015 11:08 AM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Winston,
I have met luxury clients at my open house and then had them use me to buy a different house. I do very few opens, don’t think anyone ever bought the house I was holding open.

Nov 08, 2015 05:38 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

I don't often do open houses, but our agents regularly sell homes from open houses.  Though, typically it's not the same home where the open house client was met.

Nov 08, 2015 04:26 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I have sold several homes as a result of open houses, but I have no idea what percent of my sales come from open houses.

Nov 08, 2015 03:38 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have sold maybe 3 or 4 houses at the open house.

Nov 08, 2015 03:26 AM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
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if done properly... it could/should be 25% or better not THAT house, and not that week necessarily , but you will NOT find a better time. i ask you this. WHAT % of buyers ever went to an open house? without an agent?

Nov 08, 2015 02:47 AM
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Vera Gonzalez
RE/MAX Suburban, Inc. - Sterling Heights, MI
Gonzo For Real Estate

Yes. home sold as result of open. Buyer had agent. 

Nov 08, 2015 02:33 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

Never actually sold a home from the open house, but have met a few sellers and buyers at open houses, and converted them.  Still a low percentage - about 10%.

Nov 08, 2015 01:09 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Open houses have many purposes, selling the home you are in is only one of them.

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Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Only one in 11 Years @Winston Heverly ...I have not held one in years ....I think agents just do it for show ....and sellers like them ....but you will never convince me that someone waits for an open house to buy it ....

Great question!

Nov 11, 2015 07:42 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

nope.. haven't done that.

Nov 09, 2015 10:51 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

None, zero, zip, zilch = 0%. So I stopped doing opens quite some time ago. Time can be better spent elsewhere (and more safely).

Nov 08, 2015 09:17 PM