Zillow Advice: Home Selling - open houses? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/open-houses/517578/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Hi Michael,Thank you for ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/open-houses/517578/ Hi Michael,<br/><br/>Thank you for sharing your open house techniques. We learn from each other every day.<br/><br/>As far as the question from the user, I think open houses are effective if that was the question you were asking.<br/><br/>Best regards,<br/><br/>Arpad<br/><br/> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/open-houses/517578/ 2013-11-05T22:18:00Z I like to have Open Houses ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/open-houses/517578/ I like to have Open Houses on listings that have good "drive-by traffic". Most of my listings in my area (Cocoa Beach, FL) have substantial drive-by traffic, so I'm fortunate. This year, I've sold two condos and one Single-Family Home during Open Houses. &nbsp;<br/><br/>Please remember, you need visible signage at all intersections that lead to the Open House. I put the actual address on the "tag line" of the Open House Sign. &nbsp;Also, my sign frames are very substantial and are the "old school black metal frames" that go deep into the ground. The actual Open House sign has a red back ground and white lettering. &nbsp;I think by having a more substantial &amp; better looking the sign, then buyer's are more attracted to the Open House. &nbsp;I see a lot of the portable signs that are flapping in the wind and end up all crooked and blown over. &nbsp;That never happens during my Open Houses.<br/><br/>It also pays to run a display ad with a picture of the home or condo in your local paper the day of the Open House. &nbsp;Be sure to included the address of the Open House as well as directions to the Open House in the ad. &nbsp;Don't forget to say: "Follow the signs" in the ad too! &nbsp;During the Open House I always run a slideshow on my i-pad showing customers all the features of the home. This keeps them informed, so they don't miss anything. &nbsp;Also, I like to have a high quality hard candy and bottled water for the visitors. &nbsp;I hope this help! &nbsp;Thanks, Michael Dvorak, Broker<br/>Cocoa Beach Waterfront Realty Mon, 04 Nov 2013 22:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/open-houses/517578/ 2013-11-04T22:11:00Z Most homes are not sold based ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/open-houses/517578/ Most homes are not sold based upon an open house.&nbsp; That said, if&nbsp;an open house provides&nbsp;even a 1 in 100 chance of finding the right buyer, then it is worth it.<br/><br/>Maximization of your sale opportunities&nbsp;should be among the objectives of you and/or your&nbsp;Realtor.<br/><br/>Good luck!&nbsp; Mon, 04 Nov 2013 21:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/open-houses/517578/ 2013-11-04T21:31:00Z It really depends upon where ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/open-houses/517578/ It really depends upon where you are, and what the local market is. An open house can give exposure to a property but most homes are sold by Realtors with qualified buyers according to our national research. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 21:22:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/open-houses/517578/ 2013-11-04T21:22:00Z Open houses are a good thing ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/open-houses/517578/ Open houses are a good thing in my opinion. They give agents a chance to showcase the house to the public including the nosey neighbors.&nbsp; They make the owner happy that the effort is being made to sell the house. For buyers they have the opportunity to walk through homes and get a feel for amenities and prices of them.&nbsp; Open houses are good. Fri, 01 Nov 2013 18:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/open-houses/517578/ 2013-11-01T18:59:00Z What question do you have ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/open-houses/517578/ What question do you have regarding Open Houses? &nbsp;Are you looking for open houses for this weekend? Fri, 01 Nov 2013 17:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/open-houses/517578/ 2013-11-01T17:45:00Z