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Make sure you get your next open house information on Zillow, it is free and easy to do.  The information will show up on the site a week before the event, and then automatically come down when it is over.  Here is a short video that walks you thru the process:

 

 

And it works!  Here is a quick story from a Realtor I met at the annual NAR convention last year.  She entered the open house info on Zillow, canceled the open house but forgot to take the info off Zillow. 12 people showed up, she got a buyer and actually double sided it. The mix up turned out to be a good thing!

 

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  1. Hector G. Diaz 08/26/2009 07:22 PM
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Kathy Torline
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Thanks for sharing this -- I'll try it for my next couple of open houses.

August 25, 2009 12:01 PM #1
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Steve Merson
Keller Williams Realty - Austin, TX
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Thank you Sara! I'll certainly try it next time.

August 25, 2009 12:27 PM #2
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Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
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Note to self, "Remember to make it OPEN on Zillow."

August 25, 2009 06:44 PM #3
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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
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I found this out the other day and am doing it now.  Free is right in the budget.

August 26, 2009 11:11 AM #4
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Kryste Adams
RE/MAX Key Properties - Luxury Homes, Golf Course Homes - Bend, OR
Bend, Oregon Real Estate

Great tip. I just signed up on Zillow and haven't tried this yet.

August 26, 2009 11:19 AM #5
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Dee Nofziger
|Key Realty | Maumee Toledo Real Estate Blog - Toledo, OH
Maumee Real Estate, Toledo Homes, Key Realty
And don't forget to supersize your profile, etc. so that open house prospects can find your contact info easily and learn a little (or a lot) about you beforehand!
August 26, 2009 11:26 AM #6
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Wow, thats great. Anything to make life more streamlined is fine by me.
August 26, 2009 12:13 PM #7
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Jamie Fry
Great info...this is the type of stuff i'm looking for!
August 26, 2009 12:31 PM #8
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lynnepope

I think Zillow is getting better and better...esp since we can update info on our properties and show improvements.  I will also sign up for the open house.

August 26, 2009 01:08 PM #9
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I also just joined your recent visitors. It was interesting to see another new way to connect with people.

very helpful Thanks..popelynne

August 26, 2009 01:50 PM #10
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Chanda Barrick
Keller Williams Indy Metro Northeast - Indianapolis, IN
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Sara,  I didn't realize I could post an open house.  I just held one last weekend.  I'll definitely look into it when I hold the next one!

Chanda panda

August 26, 2009 07:15 PM #11
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Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
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I'm looking forward to trying this on a new listing that starts Friday with an open house on Sunday.  Thanks for the suggestion

August 26, 2009 11:30 PM #12
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Mark Velasco
Realty Source, Inc (Luxury Homes Division) - Whittier, CA
Friendly Hills Homes for Sale - Whittier, Ca. Real Estate - Listings

Wow Sara. Thanks for the information. I think that I will have to try this service.

August 28, 2009 12:25 AM #13
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Ana Hatamian
Prudential California Realty - Glendale, CA
Free advertising? that's definitely right up my alley. Thanks Sara :)
August 28, 2009 10:41 PM #14
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LifeOhm
LifeOhm - Life Coaching for Real Estate Professionals - Portland, OR
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Thanks for the post - just added by Open House for Sunday to the Zillow site, and love the free advertising! :)

August 29, 2009 11:35 AM #15
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Finally, something real good from Zillow.

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