Open House Caravan.

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Centre Realtors

I usually hold an open house for my listing. I had a listing in a development where there were several homes for sale. I had 2 listings in there. I held them both open on the same day for an hour each . One from 1 to 2.30 and another from 2.30 to 4. The seller waited for me to get to the second open house. I also had a list of other homes for sale and had asked the agents if any could be shown on short notice. I managed to show two other homes to buyers.

I plan on holding two  open houses  on the same day and also showing other homes in the development where possible .

Buyers have started looking at homes and this way we can find more buyers as well as satisfy  our sellers.

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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

 

She can be reached at 215-343-8200x124 or direct 215-275-8491 or via email gita01@aol.com

If you would like a FREE MARKET EVALUATION OF YOUR HOME IN PHILADELPHIA, BUCKS or MONTGOMERY COUNTY call me at 2152758491

 Gita specializes in Active adult communities and is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist. She holds the ABR designation (Accredited Buyers Representative) and specializes in selling to first time buyers as well as move up buyers.Gita also hold the CRS designation , Certified Residential Specialist and the CDPE designation as well. Information about real estate market is deemed to be correct but is subject to errors and omissions and should be verified independently.. Opinion expressed by me or others  in my post and comments is not to be construed to be  legal advice.I am licensed in Pa. Check real estate laws in your state as they may be different than in Pa.

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Rainer
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Vanessa Krempa
Princeton, NJ
Are these open houses during the week?
March 16, 2008 08:37 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
They are on Sundays. I always wondered if people would come on week days but have not yet tried it.
March 16, 2008 08:42 AM #2
Rainer
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Jo Ann Norton
Coldwell Banker Riviera Realty - Lacey Township, NJ
Ocean County NJ Real Estate
How do you publize these?
March 16, 2008 08:50 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Greg Dallaire
Dallaire Realty - Green Bay, WI
Green Bay Homes

I've done something similar to this in the past.  I believe in strong time management and you are definetly maximizing your time. 

 Keep up the great work

March 16, 2008 09:00 AM #4
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Kim Sellers
Lake Arrowhead, CA Coldwell Banker - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Lake Arrowhead Realtor - DRE#01412099 - Lake Arrow
Great idea, thank you for sharing this, keep it up.
March 16, 2008 09:07 AM #5
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Pam Joffe
Solaris Realty - Tampa, FL
Gita - I tried to do Open Houses on week days but had very poor results as most people are working here and not expecting them then.
March 16, 2008 09:07 AM #6
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Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
Gita - That is a terrific idea you leveraged the situation to produce more potential buyers.
March 16, 2008 10:27 AM #7
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Gita~What a great way to do 2 open houses in one day. Thank you for sharing your ideas. Enjoy your day!
March 16, 2008 10:53 AM #8
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Lindsey Hasford
Coldwell Banker Vision - Elk River, MN
I love doing two opens in a day. So many buyers look online now and know the times before even coming. It seems I get more traffice this way! Good luck. I haven't prepared to show neighbors homes on short notice though....
March 16, 2008 11:04 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
Jo Ann. I advertise in classified section and in the multiple listing. I also have signs out early that morning or on previous day if the development allows.
March 16, 2008 03:47 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
Greg,  Thanks for the comments. I agree it is good time management.
March 16, 2008 03:47 PM #11
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Kim, I hope you try it . It works.

Pam, I have had an open on a week night once 5 to 7 .It did not work out.

March 16, 2008 03:49 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Jennifer, It does help get more buyers to look.

Julie, Thanks for the comments.

Lindsey. In this market sellers will agree to show on short notice.

Wish you all Happy st Patrick's day in advance.

March 16, 2008 03:52 PM #13
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Debbie Malone
Londeree's Real Estate & Prop. Mgt - Lynchburg, VA
From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
Gita, we had a neighborhood open house today, 14 homes held open and it was very successful. Good to see buyers coming out.
March 16, 2008 06:41 PM #14
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Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
Gita, great idea and you also can partner with other Realtors to have a tour of homes on the same day.
March 16, 2008 10:05 PM #15
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
 Gary, Thank you for taking the time to comment. We have had neighborhood open houses in the past. It is a great opportunity for agents to cut advertising costs .
March 17, 2008 06:17 AM #16
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Mary Strang
Viroqua, WI
Real Estate
Great Idea, more showings in a shorter time to maximize your results!
March 21, 2008 08:50 AM #17
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Gita Bantwal
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REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
Mary, Thanks for reading and for your comments.
March 22, 2008 05:54 AM #18
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