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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Yes I have done it a few times but more than that I have sold many other homes as a result of the open house.

Mar 30, 2017 07:00 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Yes, several... wrote the contracts up right on the spot.

Mar 30, 2017 08:05 PM
Rainmaker
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Well, I've sold all but 2 of my listings, so when I did Opens, I can say yes I sold many I sat on. But, in the spirit of your question, I've sold 2 in 18 years that were another agents listing, but my open and client from the open. Open Houses for me and to me, are a complete waste of time.

Mar 30, 2017 07:16 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

With all due respect, successful open house events do not involve "sitting" in my opinion.  I equate them to hosting a cocktail party(without any alcohol) where the guest of honor is the property and I'm introducing it to visitors.   One of the most important things to remember about hosting these events is attitude...if you believe open houses are a good marketing tool and they work in your market...you are ahead of the game.  If you don't believe that to be true...don't hold them.  

I have had properties sell as a result of an open house event even though I may not represent the buyer.  An important part of my job as the listing agent is to fully market and expose a property to get it sold for my clients...the seller.   And it has happened on more than one occasion.   

Mar 31, 2017 12:40 AM
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Pamela YES and YES, hope this helps, Endre

Mar 30, 2017 11:54 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Yes, yes, yes.  Yes, open houses do sell houses.

Mar 30, 2017 07:34 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Pamela - Well, I have eventually sold the homes where I held an open house, but not while I was actually at an open house. I have gained new buyer clients while sitting at an open house.

Mar 30, 2017 10:30 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I've sold about a dozen in 18 years...

Mar 30, 2017 10:13 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I haven't done a ton of open houses in my career, it's not part of our business or market plans, so the answer is no.  -Kasey

Mar 30, 2017 09:33 PM
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Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-284-9826
White Sands Realty Group FL | 941-284-9826 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
When you're thinking of moving...ThinkSuncoast.com

Not yet, but I have gotten some good buyers out of Open Houses.

Mar 30, 2017 08:38 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Only once but, I've sold many other homes to open house attendees!

Mar 30, 2017 08:24 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I can think of only 1, but have been with 2 cbuyers at an open house when they moved ahead and bought. And one of the homes we bought in the Boston area was at an open house!

Mar 30, 2017 08:10 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Only once

Mar 30, 2017 08:08 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

These are always very successful for our rentals.

Mar 30, 2017 08:07 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Only at the first of my career.

Mar 30, 2017 07:07 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Sure

Mar 30, 2017 07:00 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

No and no.

Mar 31, 2017 06:16 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I did it once - my very first FSBO convert - got 3 sides - seller, buyer  and listing for buyer.

I'm still friends with the buyer

Mar 31, 2017 06:14 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No, never.

Mar 31, 2017 04:55 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Not one single time in 25 years! 

Mar 31, 2017 04:06 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I had an open house a few weeks ago where only three couples came (which is normal here). One of them made an offer that night, but it was a bit unusual and didn't work out. I've never actually sold the specific home where I was doing the open house to someone who came to the open house. Not yet anyway. 

Mar 31, 2017 02:56 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Pamela Crews - well, technically, I did - twice. And both the times, some other agent wrote the offer! (I was told by the buyers that they have no representation!)

Mar 30, 2017 11:13 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Yes to both questions it doesn't happen often Pamela Crews but it does happen. On one occassion not only did I sell the house I was holding open but the one around the corner that was not open that day and acquired 2 new buyers from the Open House that settled on other properties within a few months. 

Mar 10, 2018 07:12 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

3 times in 19 years.

 

Apr 01, 2017 09:10 AM
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Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Yes on my very first day in the business almost 30 years ago. And trust me it scard the heck out of me as I had no idea what to do. My broker said - write it up and we'll clean it up later. I did and we did and it closed.

Mar 31, 2017 04:56 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes and yes.  It's rare, I've had a few "close ones" too.  That's why we say it's more for picking up buyers and leads than selling a home.

Mar 31, 2017 03:21 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Pamela,

Yes

Mar 31, 2017 11:24 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Before I was licensed, I sat my husband's spec homes and sold them that way. So, yes!!

Mar 31, 2017 09:41 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Yes...expecially with new construction....

Mar 31, 2017 08:30 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I have not ever held an Open House as they are not favoured in my area by Buyers or especially Sellers.  I do love Michael Jacobs description of how best to approach one though!!

Mar 31, 2017 07:46 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

No but I gain many buyer leads and close them

Mar 31, 2017 07:05 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

YES! and more than once. It takes focus, and consistent dedication.

Mar 31, 2017 06:54 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Yes, I've had buyer's come into an open house, make an offer & buy the property; more than once. I don't do open houses just for the sake of doing one though. I am choosy about which properties to market this way.

Mar 31, 2017 05:04 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Once I sold a home because the mother came into the home, and her son did buy it.

Apr 02, 2017 03:35 PM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I don't like them and thus have been unsuccessful at them. Only hold one when a seller demands it and I can't find someone else to hold it.  Some people make a living at it though.  Everyone has a niche.

Mar 31, 2017 09:09 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

No. In my area, I am lucky to get a single visitor. That's why I never hold an open house.

Mar 31, 2017 07:35 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

No. I don't even know of anyone who has.  I am in year 15 in the business. 

Mar 31, 2017 08:01 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes.

Mar 31, 2017 06:51 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

One and done for me! But, have picked up some buyers for other properties. Now, don't do open houses!

Mar 31, 2017 06:44 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Gabe Sanders nailed this one!

Mar 31, 2017 05:29 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have picked up clients; however, have never sold the host home.

Mar 31, 2017 05:22 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Several times

Mar 31, 2017 05:09 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Yes I have.

But it must be noted that was the PURPOSE of the open house and the owner empowered that outcome.

Mar 31, 2017 04:51 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

In the older days, it was common. These days, not so much as most buyer see online an dsimply request a provate showing, they dont wait for an open house. Most often an open house is good at attracting new clients

Mar 31, 2017 04:47 AM