Chapter 6: Working with Sellers

« Lesson 4: Open Houses »

Open houses are a great way to market your listing, but also a great way to get new buyers. Advertise your open house for at least 3 days on Zillow and social media for the best traffic. Also hang an Open House sign rider on your post.


When you’re holding the open

  • Turn on all lights.
  • Open all window blinds.
  • Set the thermostat to a comfortable temperature or open windows and doors if it’s a nice day.
  • Greet everyone at the door, make sure they remove their shoes.
  • Introduce yourself and let them know they can take a look around and let you know if they have any questions.
  • Don’t creep around behind them the whole time, but make sure you know where they are and are listening to see if you can add anything or answer questions.
  • Let them know about any cool features, updates, etc of the house.
  • Ask them to fill out openhouse_signup.
  • Thank them for stopping and if they don’t have an agent, give them your card and let them know you’d love to help them find a place.
  • Before you leave, make sure the house is secure. Lights off, windows and doors closed and locked, thermostat set back where it was, etc.
  • Follow up! Let your seller’s know how it went and follow up with anyone who left contact info or was interested in the house.

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