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.
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