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 to 1) TROLL for Buyers, 2) MEET your neighbors, 3) Company BRANDING 4) APPEASE the Seller.
The "OPEN HOUSE" is NOT desiged to sell your home. Agents use your home as their stage to pick up other business.
But, the uncontrolled nature of an Open-House is too risky for the low benifit to the homeowner.
The only people who should be in your home should be qualified, serious home buyers, (escorted by YOU and the Agent)!
Yes YOU should try to be present at all showings, and be sure "who" is wondering through your home.
The risk is obvious! Petty Theft - Identity Theft - Breakage - Personal Safety! Even if the home is vacant, you should controll what goes on inside. You need to be there!
The bottom line is, don't let anyone in your home unless they are a "Ready" - "Willing" and "Able"! Make sure credentials have been verified! PERIOD!.
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!