For most real estate agents, holding an open house event is important. Real estate business is never complete without this. And usually, for real estate agents, an open house event can be considered a great advertising solution for the business and the quality of the property an agent is trying to sell.
If you’re a real estate agent and haven’t tried doing an open house event for one of your sellers, you could be missing on a lot of “free” advertising advantages it has to offer. A simple notice put up right on the property about the event is already a way of telling people what they to expect on a given date and time. Also, a percentage (even if it’s just a small portion) of these passers by can become potential customers. And to top that, a great number of interested people will certainly talk about your open house event and word of mouth is apparently the best form of advertising. It doesn’t only spread fast and convincing, it’s for free! Just imagine how many interested visitors you could get for hosting an event like this.
Aside from having this great chance to advertise and be known without spending, you’d also get the chance to meet the locals in the neighborhood. It is in fact one of the best times to get to know other local homeowners. Get them in to conversation with you and discuss important points of having a real estate agent to work with them. You’ll never know how important your service could be for them one day. It’s also good for them to know one or two about the possibilities of selling their homes someday. Don’t suggest it to them yet though, you might come out too straightforward.
If you’re unsure how to do it on your own, you can try visiting an open house event nearest you and try to see how it all starts, progresses and closes. You’ll be surprised with the number of prospects you could get.