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J.R. Schloemer
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I typically do not do OHs. I have not found them to be very productive.

Sep 13, 2022 04:13 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have never really been a fan of open houses and only done them when the sellers insist, haha.

Sep 13, 2022 04:38 AM
Peter Mohylsky, Destin BeachPro
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

Yep, big time here in Destin, Florida.  I am not sure if they result in the sale of the property but it gives me a different venue to work from and sitting in a multi condo with a beach view does have it's benefits.  

Sep 13, 2022 04:38 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never was a fan of open houses but for some. like Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, they are a very effective tool. 

Sep 13, 2022 04:34 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I stopped doing open houses for safety reasons more than a decade ago. Not starting now.

Sep 13, 2022 06:24 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Shayne Stone, I have never stopped doing my impromptu one-hour open houses. I do them when I already have a scheduled showing on a property, and since I will be at the home, it is perfect for turning the hour into an Open. 

Sep 13, 2022 06:24 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

They never left our area Shayne Stone BUT a lot of restrictions have been dropped in the last year. When the whole covid thing started we continued to hold them but everything got sprayed down before and after the showings. I think they also sighed a statement saying they were covid free. None of that exists today.

Sep 13, 2022 06:23 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

     Videos are the easy, hands free open house on demand that fit your buyer's busy schedule to a "T". No matter the time of day or night, any weather, any buyer location ta da. Instantly anyone can take the open house on demand tour... one after another Shayne Stone. They share that "open house" video on social media that just spotlights your property listings even more. Best ROI of your time, buyers and seller's time too.

     Real full motion videos with natural sound. Talk to them, don't read to them. Provide lots of local property and area information. ZRT can't do that but you can as the local inside expert.

     Make every property listing video an "open house" and show them around your home, the yard, the community. Do it the other way around... Deliver to them rather than make the buy have to set up an appointment, wait and wait some more for a chance to see a property one at a time.

open house youtube videos

Sep 13, 2022 03:16 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Did they ever go away?

Sep 13, 2022 06:28 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Been seeing them more lately in town, they don't work out here but these are agents trying to make their sellers feel they're doing everything.

Sep 13, 2022 06:14 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Nope, did notice one this weekend but that was it. 

Sep 13, 2022 05:57 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

For sure around Denver, you see signs all over Saturday and Sunday.

Sep 13, 2022 05:29 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I am seeing more and more around here. 

Sep 13, 2022 05:01 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Yep, I run into many open houses on tour of homes.

What a complete waste of time, but people like to seem busy when they are otherwise not!

Sep 13, 2022 07:20 AM
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Yes, signs all over the place on weekends in my market.  Very competitive.

Sep 13, 2022 06:49 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good luck to all with your open houses.

Sep 13, 2022 04:51 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Open houses have been back for a long time after taking a pause during the early days of the pandemic.

Sep 13, 2022 07:40 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I like opens and support them. Without them, blind offers would take over.

Sep 13, 2022 06:16 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

May area as well however I am still not a fan of open houses.

Sep 13, 2022 08:52 AM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

As the market shifts you will see all sorts of things that had gone by the way side.

Sep 13, 2022 08:35 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Shayne I'm seeing quite a few of them on weekends in particular. 

Sep 13, 2022 02:22 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Yes, they've been happening. Earlier in the summer you could have huge turnouts, resulting in up to 55 offers. Things have slowed down.

Sep 13, 2022 02:12 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Did they ever go away?

Always a reliable way to sell homes and attract clients.

Sep 14, 2022 02:08 AM
Adam Feinberg
Elegran - Manhattan, NY
NYC Condo, Co-op, and Townhouse Advisor

In NYC, Sunday open houses weren't just a staple- it was part of a whole social construct. People would go to bunch and then to explore open houses. That has changed since Covid, and while we have been doing open houses since the lockdown ended- it's been open house by appt to keep the amount of people inside the apartment at any specific point limited. I am occassionally seeing some straight open houses, but it's a fraction of what it was. 

Sep 22, 2022 07:30 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes.  Some of my listings have been held open quite a lot by area agents.

Sep 17, 2022 08:47 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Open Houses are definitely on the rise and doing what they have always done traditionally.  They are a source of business for those that specialized in holding them.

Sep 17, 2022 08:45 AM