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We Broke A Record Yesterday

 

 

Yesterday they called for snow and I called for an impromptu open house.

It was a  brand new listing and we had agents who wanted to get in before the sellers were ready. There were things to do before the public could see it.  Clearing the basement, checking the systems, contractors for repairs, touching up, cleaning, purging,  and donating to Second Chance.

This house was not going on the market until April. The word got out and the owners were getting direct calls to see the home prior to being officially listed.

We sped up the process. Put a rush on the professional photos, went live, and had immediate requests for appointments. We scheduled Sunday 2:30-3:30 and a one hour impromptu open house was posted in the MLS.

It was announced on my 12 noon radio show.

 Margaret Rome

 

Arrived at the studio, before noon, and it was not snowing.

The forecast: a winter storm warning 2-4 inches and possibly 4-7.

The snow started before my show was over.

Did I cancel? Nope.

With scheduled appointments, my plan was to be there.

I was thinking of allowing the sellers to stay home because of the weather...but decided against that.

Arriving at the property before 2, there were already open house visitors waiting. This impromptu open house broke a record.

We had 18 groups sign in and a few more that toured without leaving their names.

Eric Shaffer, a mortgage lender, stopped by and was immediately put to work...greeting the visitors, giving out information and getting them signed in. Thank you Eric!

The weather produced a beautiful snow fall for the entire afternoon.

If you can't have a lush green lawn...this white fluffy stuff was the next best thing.

And the one hour open house, well it ran over by a couple of hours because

we broke the record... the most visitors to an impromptu open house.

If you are thinking about selling your home

This is a perfect time to call Margaret Rome

 

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Comment balloon 11 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • March 05 2019 12:26AM

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Good morning, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland you certainly march to your own drummer when it comes to real estate marketing.... and you have a wonderful following because of it.... congratulations on your busy open house event.... in the snow!!

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 18 days ago

Good morning Maragaret. Many should give consideration to impromptu open houses. They certainly work for you! Enjoy your day.

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 18 days ago

Wayne Martin Always good to see you.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 18 days ago

Barbara Todaro It could go either way. I took a chance since we already had appointments scheduled. Never would have dreamed of this kind of turnout.

Also  had open houses in perfect weather with signage and advertising with NO visitors. 

It's not as easy as it looks. It's not as hard as it looks. 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 18 days ago

Hello Margaret - do people love to talk about the weather or do real buyers do the things that show they are really serious?  Hmm...I guess your event reveals some answers.

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 18 days ago

The question we all have: Do you have an offer yet?

Posted by Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) 18 days ago

Michael Jacobs I was pleasantly surprised at the sheer numbers of visitors came through...and most were with or had agents. 

Now several are making appointments to return for a private showing.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 18 days ago

Marte Cliff Not as of 8:21 PM :)

 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 18 days ago

Good morning Margaret- even with all of the snow you created excitement.  Those coming back for private hopefully will be making offers.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 17 days ago

Grant Schneider I think you are right. Good to see you.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 17 days ago

Marte Cliff We are under contract! 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 13 days ago

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