Is it beneficial to have an
open house or is it a waste of
Cindy Perttu, CRS, GRI, SRS
That is really a matter
Personally, I love open houses
because it is a "power showing" on the home. We
get multiple people viewing the home in a relatively
short period of time. They made the effort to come see inside, but
if they are not interested in buying it, they might know someone
who would love it. The word of mouth advertising is priceless
for the home. As a seller, you would prepare the home for each
showing anyway, so it is less effort for you to have multiple
viewings in a short period of time.
On the other hand, there are agents who do not like open houses
because they don't usually sell at the open house, so they consider
it a waste of time. Keeping that in mind, we don't sell every
person every house we show anyway. We have to plan ahead for
open houses to get the advertising out, and if the weather is too
hot, too cold, raining or snowing, people are less likely to attend.
Those are the days that we bring work to do, just in case we have
very few people show up to view the home. For all your real estate
questions, please call me at 208-743-9772 or 509-758-8500.