Margaret Rome's Blog

head_left_image

An Impromptu Open House In Baltimore

 

 Impromptu open house on a cold rainy December?

 

Sunday Impromptu Open House 3-4

 

It's only for an hour!

It is after my Sunday Live Radio Show where I can give it publicity.

It's in the MLS.

It's an efficient use of my time.

 

Impromptu Open Houses Work For Me

 

My steps for doing an impromptu open is usually used when I have a scheduled appointment on one of my listings. Sometimes I will do this kind of open if I have to meet a contractor or other tradesman at the property.  

Here are the simple steps to have a quick one-hour open house and make efficient use of time. This can be done at any time of the day or evening. Once a rainy Wednesday night was a success. 

 

As soon as you have a  confirmed scheduled appointment and you were planning to be there anyway..that's a perfect time.

Take a minute and put it in the MLS. You can even do this from your iPhone.

If you have time go ahead and blog about the features and the open house including the date and time of the event.

Keep cardboard open house balloon signs in the car at all times.   

 

Open House Margaret Rome

 

 Show the house to the scheduled agent.

 Show to anyone else who comes through.

Lock the house and remove the signs.

 Check the time. From start to finish usually not more than 1 1/2 hours.

Call the seller to give feedback and let them know they can come back home.

 Impromptu Open Houses Work For Me

 

It's scheduled for an hour!

It's in the MLS and the other media sites pick it up.

It's an efficient use of my time

 

Margaret ROme

 

 Search All Active Listings

 

Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Broker-Owner HomeRome Realty 

signature

 

 

Author of Real Estate the Rome Way

mrome@HomeRome.com

410.530.2400

 

 
Comment balloon 12 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • December 15 2018 07:41PM

Comments

I say it's a great use of time, Margaret, and a brilliant idea. I mean, why not? You have to be over there anyway! Why not let a few more people see it as well.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (RE/MAX Gold) 5 months ago

Happily eating my boiled eggs in a bag!

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (RE/MAX Gold) 5 months ago

This is a really good idea that I’d like to try myself next year.  

Posted by Francine Viola, REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs (Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA) 5 months ago

Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents I have been doing this most of my career. It makes sense...it works and I already have two scheduled showings tomorrow.

And I am so glad you are enjoying your boiled eggs.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 5 months ago

Francine Viola I hope you will share your results. Thanks for stopping by.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 5 months ago

Good morning, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland some of our most successful open house events were NOT planned and marketed as I usually do.... wishing you well with yours....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 5 months ago

Good morning Margaret. Like your line of thinking. What exposure during your radio show! Good luck! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 5 months ago

Barbara Todaro So true. Things can happen when not planned or advertised. Fun how that works. Being prepared to take advantage is key!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 5 months ago

Wayne Martin  The radio exposure is good...but I also get buyers from ZRT. 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 5 months ago

Good afternoon Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland - that is out of the box thinking.  I hope it is successful.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 5 months ago

Grant Schneider But everyone knows that an open house late afternoon in December, cold and raining would never work.

But...I had four groups show up...Impressive for this time of year

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 5 months ago

I love this idea, Margaret! It's such a wonderful use of your time - killing two birds with one stone! I hope this one went well for you too.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 5 months ago

Participate