Selling your Home: Holding an Open House around an Event

Selling your Bozeman, MT Home

             Holding an Open House around an EventBozeman Real Estate Agent

I’ve been selling real estate for quite a while now, and open houses have always been a bit of a mystery to me.  I think I have the right home picked out, do the right advertising, and have absolutely no one turn out.  I have put the family out of the home on a Sunday, and spent the day away from my family as well, all, for what feel like, naught.

The conversation of open houses always comes up at my listing appointment.  And, sometimes, even the seller doesn’t want to contend with this inconvenience.  As agents, we are all aware, that it is a fantastic venue to drum up new buyer business, but in all my years as an agent, I have only written a buy-sell on the home I held open on one occasion as a direct result of an open house.  Don’t get me wrong, I have definitely sold many others from them!

Realtor in BozemanSo we brainstormed on how to get a better turn out, and get the community or the neighborhood to notice.  One option we decided upon was maybe hosting an open house around an event.  For instance, do you have a listing down the street from the school?  Do they have a football game happening on a Saturday afternoon?  Might it be a great time to put out signs just after the game to attract parents of students that might have a sincere interest in the neighborhood?

How about a downtown event that draws a huge crowd, could just signs Bozeman Montanadirect a larger number of visitors to a home only blocks away?  Or maybe expand on the Christmas stroll, have your client decorate and then “get on the stroll” by adding signs to direct strollers to your open house?

What ideas do you have to share for events that might be workable with an open house?

If you are looking for a Bozeman Realtor to help sell your home, call, maybe we can do some research together and come up with some great open house ideas for you as well.

Comment balloon 6 commentsJenifer Lower • October 22 2011 03:12PM
Selling your Home: Holding an Open House around an Event
share
Selling your Bozeman, MT Home : Holding an Open House around an Event I’ve been selling real estate for quite a while now, and open houses have always been a bit of a mystery to me. I think I have the right home picked… more
Remodeling Permit: Not to be Forgotten!
share
Updating your Bozeman Montana Home for Sale : Remodeling Permit: Not to be Forgotten! Questions around finishes, textures, colors, and hues are in the spotlight when it comes to remodeling. Reading… more
Selling a home: Tips for Revitalizing a Listing
share
Tips for Revitalizing Your Bozeman, MT Listing As a realtor, there comes a point in the listing when we know w e need to revitalize and refresh the online appearance, and create some new buzz about a particular home. After about 90 days in… more
Are You A Buyer On The Fence?
share
Are You A Buyer On The Fence? I hear it every day. “We just aren’t sure the market has hit the bottom, we think we should wait. ” This has been a stressful period for most everyone out there. Even if you weren’t in the market to buy or… more
Saving For A Down Payment
share
Tips to saving for a down paym en t! Saving for a down payment is a very worthy goal. Homeownership has shown to be a good long term investment that creates family and community stability. … more
Buyers on the Fence: Interest rates versus Real Estate Prices
share
Interest rates versus Real Estate Prices We all know that Real Estate prices have been declining in recent years. We also know that interest rates are at an all- time low. But as a buyer, I’m sure your waiting on the fence… more
Sell Your Listing!
share
G ett i n g Y o u r L i sti n g S ol d! With listing still being a bit stagnant with the slowly rising housing market, the right listing agent can make all the difference. There are a few key factors that can dramatically… more
Buyers, now is the time to move up!
share
Time to Move Up? Are you a buyer that has been: 1. considering a larger home? 2. feeling crowded in your present home? 3. want some elbow room and out of your condo? 4. … more
Buyers Misconceptions in Foreclosure and Negotiations
share
Foreclosures and Negotiations Raise your hand if you think we are in a buyers’ market….. Okay, I think most of you did, but what exactly does this mean? We see countless buyers through our office regularly. The consistent theme is that… more
Montana Health: Bozeman Montana Real Estate. net Cares
share
It’s a Montana habit. Out of my four closest male friends, three chew. Out the fire crew I worked on, everyone, with the exception of myself, had a dip in regularly. Snuff. This is not an issue limited to MT. Dave Holt has come up… more