Chris Mamone, Senior Loan Officer (Keller Mortgage)

Spam prevention
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I run a PAPERLESS Open House . I will email your the entire MLS printout , photo tour , seller Docs by 6:00 today if ya sign in for them !!! I'll also email you a OWNERS  RPR Report on your property too ! Is that a big of enough Value Proposition for the goal of correctly capturing visitors contact info ?

May 28, 2016 09:29 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I usually wait until after they have been through the house and we've had time to connect a bit.  I use cards and offer to trade contact information with one of my very cool personal brochures.  And by then, I've usually found some question they need answered and I need to call or email them.  

It works pretty well most of the time.

May 28, 2016 01:45 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I do not request people to sign in.  If they want information from me then they provide their contact information.  If not, have a nice day people. 

May 29, 2016 02:18 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I agree with Patricia Kennedy I offer additional information to them, but it requires an email, name, tele number. If interested, they comply. Why waste time with those who are not interested?

May 29, 2016 12:26 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I ask - you can offer a raffle or something like that to get them to give you accurate information but I always try to earn their trust and offer value - then they are more likely to give accurate information

May 28, 2016 12:51 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Open your laptop, bring up your sigin in/login page on your website - problem solved

May 28, 2016 11:04 PM
Sharon Altier
Coldwell Banker Realty - Elmhurst, IL
Luxury Property Specialist, CSC, SFR

Ask them as they enter, when you greet them.  If they ask why, advise them it is for Seller information as well as security.  You can have a sign in sheet that asks them to check whether they would like to be contacted after the showing or prefer information not used.  Whatever you like...stand by the sign in sheet and welcome them into home after signing in; if you want to guarantee results.  A sign in sheet noting columns of whatever information you want will be easier for you.

May 28, 2016 03:20 PM
Anthony Acosta -
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I ask them to sign in as they walk in the door.

May 28, 2016 01:59 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Just tell them that you need to show the sellers how many people viewed their home, so they know whether to have another open house.

May 28, 2016 01:18 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Offer to send them more info on this property or others that you have available, if you offer something worthwhile they will gladly give you their contact info.

May 28, 2016 12:42 PM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I say "please let me show the sellers how many people were here".  It works.

May 30, 2016 10:35 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I either have a signin book or a tablet and I meet them at the front door and say "The seller requests you sign in."  Most people will do that.  Only had one balk at it.  When I used a similar approach with a gift card raffle drawing, about half the people signed in.

May 30, 2016 11:58 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't... then again I don't do open houses.

May 29, 2016 11:01 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

If the house is owner/tenant occupied, everyone shall sign in. If it is vacant, it is optional, I will just ask what their names and how they found my open house. 

May 29, 2016 05:53 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Chris Mamone - by insisting that 'The sellers have requested me to keep the log of all the guests at the open house'.

I have asked someone to leave the open house when they refused to sign. (Sounds rude - but good for safety - and you may not want to entertain such buyers anyways.)

May 29, 2016 04:36 PM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

We have a sign in sheet that asks for phone and email as well as a feedback sheet that asks buyers to rate the property from 1 to 10 on 4-5 criteria. 

Buyers sometimes leave fake phone numbers/emails. Their loss.

May 29, 2016 07:11 AM
Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC

I offer information, and get their contact information when they say they'd like to have it.  

May 29, 2016 07:09 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

You will get lots of  John Smiths,  email address is  The phone number is Domino's.

Better to connect with people one on one; tell those who you click with that you'd like to stay in touch and provide them with more information.

May 29, 2016 05:58 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

You can tell them that the owner has requested that all those attending sign in.  (For safety and security)  Though, unless you check drivers licenses you may get some phony names, addresses, and info.

May 29, 2016 04:17 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I ask for feedback to share with the owner.  Most are more than willing to do that. I use Open House Pro. 

May 29, 2016 04:17 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I ask in a no pressure way to please sign in so the owner knows who has been through the home.  Also, please provide your agent's name or email for follow up if you have one.  That way, they don't necessarily think I'm there ot pounce all over them.

May 29, 2016 04:07 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

We do open house on demand videos delivered to wherever the buyer is on the planet.. no matter what weather or time of day, season. They work and nothing to sign in for, just help yourself, fully loaded to dine on. They will find you if they like what you are matchmaking...

May 29, 2016 03:33 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Have a gift card that they can enter to win.  works every time.

May 29, 2016 03:22 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

If you are sitting where they enter, you have the control. Sign and enter. Another approach? Write down the info for them while making small talk

May 29, 2016 01:12 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Sandy and Norm Padula have it summed up well. Concentrate on those with an interest!

May 29, 2016 01:06 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we ask them to sign in....if they don't, that's ok....when we communicate with them while they're walking through, we usually mellow them out!!!

May 29, 2016 12:08 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I have a registration sheet for them to sign in as entering the home. There is a place for them to say how they found my open house and what site if it was from the Internet. If they ask why I tell them it's for the seller and security. I have a spot on the registration sheet for either phone number or email address. I've trained them if they want to view the house..they need to sign in. It works.

May 28, 2016 11:27 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I typically don't and only want to work with people who want to work with me.

If a conversation starts and a connection develops, I find most of those people offer their contact information.  I have met prospective buyers and sellers who have become clients at my open house events.  

May 28, 2016 11:08 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

we don't do them

May 28, 2016 10:14 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Gift card give away works wonders to get people to sign up

May 28, 2016 10:13 PM
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

I agree with Patricia Kennedy - I get to know them while they take the tour and they get to know me better, before I ask them to exchange contact information and offer to send them more information.

May 28, 2016 10:07 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Please sign in. 

Michael's got it down.

May 28, 2016 09:34 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I don't worry too much about them signing in. if they like the house and are serious about buying, they'll let me know one way or another. When i have a sign in book with a note that says " please sign in". If they don't want me contacting them, then just sign name without any contact info.

May 28, 2016 09:29 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Have a registration form the every guest completes.

May 28, 2016 09:02 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Some efuse to sign in,

May 28, 2016 08:50 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

People are usually fine registering when they come to our open houses. We sometimes offer a free drawing for the registration as incentive.

May 28, 2016 06:32 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Sometimes they do and sometimes they do not.  We were not concerned about that.  A

May 28, 2016 03:17 PM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

WELL, i have never done this, but i am shy :). tell the previewer you like to save paper and dont like printing brochures and will be happy to email one to them right away (like now) so they can have one in their pc or on phone

May 28, 2016 02:22 PM
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

I just say it is a request from the seller that everyone sign in before touring the property. 

May 28, 2016 02:15 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

 Trip to Hawaii (a chance) if they sign up.

May 28, 2016 01:18 PM