Q: Should you do an "Open House"?
A: N0 Never!
We do "NOT" support or encourage the practice of the "Open House".....period!
The "Open House" is desiged for agents to "prospect" -(not to sell your home):
Agents use this service to: 1) TROLL for Buyers, 2) MEET your neighbors, 3) Brand their company 4) APPEASE the Seller.
YES, agents use your home as a prop to prospect for other business.
AND the uncontrolled nature of an Open-House is very risky these days!
Why should someone be in your home if they don't have any money?
Why should they be there if they are not even a buyer? THAT'S CRAZY!
The only people who should be in your home should be qualified, serious home buyers, (escorted by the agent and YOU)!
Yes! "YOU" should be present at all showings to be sure of who and what is in your home!
You risk: Petty Theft - Identity Theft - Breakage - Personal Safety! Even if the home is vacant, you should controll what goes on inside your property. Hello! You need to be there!
The bottom line is don't let a prospective "Buyer" in your home unless they are "Ready" - "Willing" and "Able" to make a purchase! And make sure their credentials have been verified!
Use common sense! Be Safe: Ditch the OPEN HOUSE!
Price your home correctly! Make it available to Agents to bring only qualified (and verified) customers! And you will soon be considering serious offers!
Thank You! Good Luck! Remember! "Ready","Willing" & "Able" Buyers ONLY in your home!