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Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

I would have had to have spoken to them at the open house and they have to specifically indicate that they want me to call them. Otherwise I'm not going to chase them down.

I learned early in my career that the time wasted on people that don't need your help can be better spent on prospecting in meaningful ways.

Oct 06, 2015 10:27 PM
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

On the way home.  Ha!  Just kidding.  

We don't do too many open houses, but when we do we follow up with a thank you note and a phone call later in the week.  If it's somebody that had strong interest, we would follow up that evening of the next day.  Always working, never pushing.  

Oct 05, 2015 03:49 AM
Chris Lima
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
Local or Global-Allow me to open doors for you.

Usually, I will follow up within a few days. I don't want them to attend a different open house the following week and forget about my property or worse forget about me.  LOL

Oct 09, 2015 02:11 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I write a personal note within a day or so and even if with an agent I invite them to come back with the agent

Oct 05, 2015 06:57 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I don't use a sign-in sheet at open houses --- if there are parties who expressed interest(I follow up as promised either that evening or the next day).  If someone mentions the name of their agent and they stayed a while or asked questions --  I may contact that agent.   

Oct 05, 2015 03:19 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Lise, it sort of depends on what happened at the Open.  If they are not already working with an agent, I'll offer to follow up with either a phone call or email, and I usually do whatever I've said I'll do right after the Open.

Oct 04, 2015 12:00 PM
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The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
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Apr 11, 2019 10:37 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Not as soon as I should.

Oct 08, 2018 06:40 PM
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Not soon enough!

Jun 17, 2018 02:44 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I was terrible in follow up after open house, but it should be the very next day.

Dec 04, 2017 10:37 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I think the best practice is later that day.

Jan 09, 2017 06:05 PM
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I follow up with them the first Monday.

Aug 28, 2016 11:22 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I only follow up with people that request that I contact them for follow up, then it depends on when they said they will be available. Those with semi serious to serious interest will usually want another showing with just them and me, and they sometimes want to bring a spouse, parents, or kids.

Oct 29, 2015 03:48 AM
Vashon Christian
Boom Market Real Estate Consulting Group - Cincinnati, OH
The Real Estate Property Solution 513.884.1499

It makes sense to follow-up the next day while the property and your conversation/interaction with this is still fresh in their head.  However, we live in a high-tech society and we can use less intrusive ways of follow-up such as through text messaging to initiate a conversation.   For example, "Hi, Suzy, this is Lucy... hey just me wanted to thank you for coming to the Open House at 123 Apple Pie Lane, would love to hear your thoughts... when is a good time to talk."   If all Lucy has to say is "I'm no interested."   Thank  Lucy for her time, invite her to tell you anything you can do to present the house in a better light, etc.   However, if Lucy has feedback and wants to communicate over text, then that's fine as well to keep the lines of communication open.  

Oct 11, 2015 02:49 PM
Fred Cope
Reliant Realty in Nashville, TN - Nashville, TN
Looking For Homes With A Smile

Lise, I primarily work with buyers, but have been "fortunate" when I have listed to generally be under contract before Open House.  I will be listing my deceasaed neighbor's home in a few weeks (awaiting Probate); and I have another neighbor on radar that may be a perfect fit for the home.  Too easy. Right?  I am prepared to market the property in subdivision for the first weekend, and will do an Open House.  I will act immediatelyI have burned enough toast over the years to know what happens when I get distracted. 

My deceased neighbor is a WWII Veteran, and I reduce my commission for Vets, and the neighbor on my radar is a local Police Officer.  I plan to treat him in similar fashion.  Those who defend my Liberty can never be repaid, but I do this to say "I value those who Serve."  I am a Vet who was so blessed during my four years of Service and the older I get, the more thankful I become. 

Oct 09, 2015 01:44 PM
Susan Jacobsen
The Alliance Group Realty - Hilton Head Island, SC
20 Years Providing WOW Real Estate Service

Lise - pretty much later that afternoon! I've made appointments for 5PM after the house I'm in has 'closed' up and have actually gotten listings and sales! No time like the present - before they forget where they were and why they were there :-)

Oct 09, 2015 06:45 AM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

Yes.  While the property is hot in their minds ..I try to reinforce...

Oct 08, 2015 05:49 AM
Shanna Day Team Leader AZ & UT - Call 480-415-7616
Keller Williams Realty EV (AZ) & Keller Williams SLC (UT) - Mesa, AZ
Top 0.33 of 1% of 79,000 AZ Realtors

It depends on the person coming thru and their motivation, but I always assume that if they say they are moving in 6 months, I think 3, 3 months I think 1.5 etc.  I also try and send them pertinant information - comps for the area - just listed/just sold lists, a new home that seems to fit what they are looking for and not just an alert filled with everything.   Calling them and having something specific in mind to show them or talk to them about is amazing amunition.   I just got a $550k listing for a person that I met thru an open house 10 years ago!  

Oct 07, 2015 04:38 PM
Kimo Stowell
HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 - Honolulu, HI
REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i

Aloha Lise,

Typically the morning of following day.

a hui hou,

Oct 06, 2015 04:59 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Lise - I usually follow up after 24 hours, but within 2 days. That way, if they are interested in the property, it does give them enough time to put in an offer before I ask them how they liked the home.

Oct 06, 2015 04:24 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I don't do open houses but I do speak at investor seminars. When I get email addresses I respond within 24 hours with a note of thank you and how can I help.

Oct 06, 2015 08:01 AM
Amy Gutschow
RE/MAX - Sheboygan, WI
Professional Real Estate

I try to write and mail a thank you note with a card that goes in the mail monday morning then I follow up witha email the fri or sat saying a update on the property I met them at and I may say something like since I am not doing a Open this sunday I would be available to show you homes if you have a list of fav's... I will also keep a look out for similar properties to pop new onto the market and send it out with a note that saysmaybe  the home at 123 somewhere was not the one for you I thought of you today when this one popped onto the market.  If you want a look in person let me know and I will set it up.

Oct 06, 2015 12:42 AM
Bruce Kunz
C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100 - Howell, NJ
REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale

Lise Howe my follow-up varies based on the visitor & information they provide.

I always ask if I can  call 'later today' to cover any questions or comments they may have and go from there. If no, I'll send a 'Thank You' email and/ or mail a card, depending on information available. 

If they're working with someone and I can get their information, I'll call their agent and let them know I've met their client at the open house.

Hope this helps,

Oct 05, 2015 10:40 PM
Desmond Neoh
Weichert, Realtors - North Bethesda, MD
Your Area Specialist, Multilingual

I would say within 1-2 days (max)

Oct 05, 2015 01:45 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

That night or the next day.

Oct 05, 2015 11:42 AM
Shirley Coomer
Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living - Phoenix, AZ
Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az

I try to contact them the same day depending on the information they need or at least a thank-you note if only an email.  If buyers are visiting 4 or 5 open  houses in a given day, I want to be the one who connects and gets back with them first.

Oct 05, 2015 08:00 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Not really..I hand them my card if they want to call lets talk....

I only asked a few who have specific and have immediate needs their eMail.... The causal ones adios!


Oct 05, 2015 05:11 AM
Erin Newman
My Home Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Highest Level of Real Estate Service in the Valley

Hi Lise-

If they give me an email, I email them at a quiet time at the Open House.  If they give me a physical address, I send something out that day also.  Then place a call the next day.

Oct 05, 2015 03:19 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

An email before I leave the open and a call the next day.

Oct 04, 2015 10:38 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I follow up the next day.

Oct 04, 2015 10:12 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Typically the next day.

Oct 04, 2015 09:56 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Lise. We have everyone register, so we have a good list of emails and phone numbers, so follow up is pretty easy.

Make it a great week!

Oct 04, 2015 07:44 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Monday morning Lise. I cannot tell you about open houses, however, those who attend lunch & learns or  office presentations get followed up within two days.

Oct 04, 2015 06:26 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Lise Howe usually, on Monday afternoon - first via email (I ask them to provide with this information - most of the time they do leave their contact information.) and then a call later in the evening.

Oct 04, 2015 05:13 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Lise, same day or next day.

Oct 04, 2015 02:45 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Open houses don't work in my area. It's really a shame. I've held a few of them to try to get people to come, and it doesn't happen. 

Oct 04, 2015 01:54 PM
Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

Follow up within 24 hours, with thank you note for attending...

Oct 04, 2015 01:28 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Same day if possible as a first touch and a thank you for taking the time to stop in.  Mark

Oct 04, 2015 12:52 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I usually follow up with them the next week.

Oct 04, 2015 12:50 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Usually within 24 hrs.

Oct 04, 2015 12:15 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

That is an important issue Lise. I rarely do opens these days but agents looking to get new buyers should follow through immediately.

Oct 04, 2015 12:06 PM
Sandra Williams
Capital Direct Funding - West Covina, CA
Private Money Lending in California

We have the pleasure of working with many real estate agents.  From what we have heard, the consensus seems to be within 24 hours.  

Oct 04, 2015 12:01 PM