How do buyers find out about open houses ?

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Centre Realtors

How do buyers find out about open houses in your area ?

I host open house on Sundays . I have a sign in sheet which asks where they heard about the open house.

I find it interesting to see that not many people find out about it from the newspaper. Sometimes there may be one person and sometimes none from the newspaper.

However I will continue to advertise the open house in the newspaper because there are others who read the real estate section regularly and will see my name .

Here are some of the other  ways they hear about an open house in my market area

1. Signs . Some of these prospects have been waiting for a house to come on the market in the sub division , and some may be just checking out neighborhoods .

2. We can list it in our multiple listing. Buyer's agents can then alert their clients.

3.Post cards. WE mail out post cards .

4.Agents blog about the open houes, eg ActiveRain. Consumers find out online.

5.Craigslist or Trulia.

 Have you come across other sites to advertise your open house ?

Most people search for homes online so I am looking to find more sites just for open houses so hey will be found easily.

 

 

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When you read about events please check the year for the event as some people find information a year later and think it is for that year. . The posts remain online even after the event.

Gita Bantwal is a Realtor with RE/MAX Centre Realtors in Bucks County, a Northern suburb of Philadelphia. You can view 1000s of listings on her web site www.GitaBantwal.com

 

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Donna Foerster
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent
Cherry Creek Properties, LLC

Gita~ We are having an open house tomorrow.  It's the same house we held open on the 14th and we only had one party come through.  I'll let you know how it turns out.

July 28, 2012 08:28 PM
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Gita Bantwal
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
RE/MAX Centre Realtors

Evelyn, I wish we had a free newspaper where we could advertise.

Donna, Good luck.

July 29, 2012 03:45 AM
Rainmaker
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Carol Faaland-Kronmaier
PhD, e-PRO, Manville, Hillsborough, Somerset NJ Homes
Weichert, Realtors; Hillsborough

Gita, Directional signs (we use 8 yellow signs with balloons) help a lot. I know thta I also get many open house customers from the internet ad, Trulia.com , Weichert.com, etc.  I seldom have someone tell me that a newspaper ad caught their interest anymore (we also have print ads only once a month in my office).

July 29, 2012 03:53 AM
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Gita Bantwal
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
RE/MAX Centre Realtors

Carol, I agree. I did not have anyone from the newspaper ads the last two weekends.

July 29, 2012 04:47 AM
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Donna Foerster
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent
Cherry Creek Properties, LLC

Gita~ We put out extra signs this time.  We did the same open house 2 weeks ago and didn't think to put out signs at a major intersection a few streets away.  We also tied some balloons to the signs (large, red mylar stars).  I asked 3 of the 4 parties (forgot to ask the first ones) how they found out about us and they all said the signs.  We advertised on the Internet and apparently that didn't make a difference.

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