Chris Mamone, Senior Loan Officer (Keller Mortgage)

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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

If you go to the "Search" function (upper right hand corner of this page), and type in "Open Houses"  you'll get a of great blog posts on the subject.

May 29, 2016 01:56 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Open Houses no longer work in most markets. If you are fortunate enough to be in a market where they work, follow Patricia Kennedy's advice!

May 29, 2016 11:14 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

It's been years since OH's have worked here

May 29, 2016 08:45 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Not holding them and using that time for more productive business producing activities.

May 29, 2016 10:27 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Patricia Kennedy has a great solution for you Chris Mamone 

May 29, 2016 11:05 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Leaning on the front door til I've asked all my questions

May 29, 2016 09:54 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Follow the suggestion of Pat Kennedy.

May 29, 2016 09:01 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Right place right time. It is all timing and you may have no control over that .

May 29, 2016 02:01 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
  1. A good plan
  2. advertise on CL
  3. set appmts 20 minutes apart, all showings by appmt only.
  4. have enough staff available to have several opens at same time, if they dont like this home then send them to one of the others.
  5. Info on each has been collected while scheduling so don't need to get contact info during showing, but notes should be taken on interest level and attributes they liked.
  6. Send application to them before the showing so that they can arrive prepared.
May 29, 2016 12:27 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Parked and reading as they say

Jun 04, 2016 12:29 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Let somebody else do them  ;)

May 30, 2016 10:32 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Don't do them

May 30, 2016 01:21 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Not to hold them...

May 30, 2016 11:50 AM
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CATHIE COTTON-DEBOER
PICK COTTON INC - Miami, FL
OVER 45 YEARS INDEPENDENT BROKER

THE SIGN RIDER IS THE BEST. AT THE CLOSE OF THE OPEN HOUSE , IF I DO NOT HAVE A SOLID PURCHASE /SALE IN HAND,  I POST THE NEXT OPEN. HAVE THE FIRST OPEN HOUSE POSTED ON THE SIGN RIDER THE DAY THE SIGN IS INSTALLED.

 

May 30, 2016 07:09 AM
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Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

Post it online early, multiple sites including Zillow, Trulia & Craigslist, lots of signs, cookies, coffee & waters to get people to stick around, having at least two of us manning the busiest ones.  

I had a hot listing last year with over 100 on a Wednesday Broker's tour that I also advertised to the public.  I had close to 200 on a Saturday open house in a great neighborhood where we had people directing traffic it got so bad. Both listings sold in 6 days after an offer review for well over list price. 

May 30, 2016 04:54 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

A hammock & staying home with your family.

May 30, 2016 03:23 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

price the property PROPERLY and then have the first showings at the open house event....and NO ONE ENTERS THAT HOME UNTIL THE OPEN HOUSE EVENT....and announce when the time for delivering offers will be ended.... and when a final decision will be made....

May 30, 2016 01:41 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Please follow Patricia Kennedy advice ..you can find many useful articles on how to have successful open houses. Remembering real estate is local and what works in one part of the country may not work in your area.

May 29, 2016 11:48 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Chris Mamone Probably not having one.

May 29, 2016 11:43 PM
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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

not to hold them!! 

May 29, 2016 11:11 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Being a good host/hostess and that means making it personal & fun your way

May 29, 2016 10:57 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

It depends on the house, the price and the market.

May 29, 2016 09:44 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Most successful are agent caravans with lunch provided. We get huge attendance and often inquiries or offers.

May 29, 2016 07:44 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

A lot of open house signs( if they are allowed), massive online marketing, flayers on the doorsteps of neighbors or post cards about new listing. 

May 29, 2016 05:15 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

The right house.  The right price.   

May 29, 2016 05:09 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Chris Mamone - goodies, raffle, ice cream van, neighborhood invitations..

just to name a few.

May 29, 2016 04:52 PM
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I rarely do OH but when I do, the strategies vary depending on price point, type of property and our current inventory and market conditions.

 

May 29, 2016 02:19 PM
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Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

be there, had answers to every question you might get asked, ask open ended questions, handle objections, close for an offer. 

May 29, 2016 02:07 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Facebook provides great results.  Blog about the upcoming Open House and have your friends and other agents share the blog.

May 29, 2016 01:04 PM
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Advertising in the newspaper, online, and on social media.  Then just showing up and being real.  

May 29, 2016 12:36 PM