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Stephen Foster
San Antonio, TX

An agent has an obligation to their client to do everything that they can to market the home, even if that means another agent gets some attention.

Mar 11, 2015 01:58 PM
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Yes. Always. I do not host open houses.

Mar 04, 2018 08:57 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, I do. If I'm not available it is better if someone let people in. We try different times, but the traditional San/Sat somewhere 1-5 pm works the best for public open houses.

Mar 12, 2015 05:05 PM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Broker
Elizabeth Anne Weintraub, Broker - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

I can't be in 10 different places, and I also prefer that my team members focus on buyers, so my team members hold open my listings. If they are unavailable for some reason, I have some 900 other agents at Lyon to choose among. I don't let agents outside of the company hold open my listings, though, because that's against company policy and kinda stupid.

Mar 12, 2015 02:12 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Evelyn -- I prefer to hold Open House events on my own listings.  It allows me to have greater control.  Our market has low inventory so listings are at a premium.   My job is to get that home sold and that is my sole mission at an open house.   Another agent may have other objectives.  

Mar 11, 2015 06:51 PM
Eric Valente
Calabasas, CA

Of course, we do. If we have two many listings we are happy to let other agents hold open houses. If it is a vacant house we can have up to 5 open house per week per house. 

Mar 11, 2015 02:36 PM
Mari Armstrong
ArmsLink Realty - Murrells Inlet, SC
Offering You Honesty, Sincerity and Integrity

I have held many open houses for other agents in the early years of my career and offer the same to other agents when I'm not available. It's a win-win for seller, me and the other agent in my opinion.

Mar 11, 2015 01:50 PM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

I sometimes do allow other agents to host open house at my listings.  If they prove to be flaky, they will not have the opportunity again.

Mar 11, 2015 01:30 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Yes, generally members of my team.

Dec 10, 2019 09:00 PM
Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar


Jul 20, 2018 11:13 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I do.

Jun 04, 2018 05:37 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale


Mar 10, 2018 07:21 PM
Debra Peters
Referral Realty - Manorville, NY
NY Real Estate Salesperson

Absolutely!  If I were unavailable and the home owner was expecting an Open House, I would ask someone else from my office to assist me.  I see Realtors in my office asking for help with Open Houses often.

Mar 16, 2015 08:58 PM
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Absolutely. If another agent wants to give the property more exposure and pick up a few buyer leads along the way, I'm happy to focus on representing the seller and earning that side of the transaction.

Mar 14, 2015 04:55 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ


If an open house would be benefical for this home owner, I would do it myself. However, if another agent or newbie would like to participate, and they really, really should, they are welcome to be part of the event.

Mar 11, 2015 10:38 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Open houses are not as popular as they once were in our market and occasionally we do let other agents with some experience and our introductioin to the house and features, hold a home open for us.

Mar 11, 2015 09:13 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Since, I don't do them myself, if someone wants to, sure. But I rarely have been asked.

Mar 11, 2015 08:51 PM
Sham Reddy CRS
Howard Hanna RE Services, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

If I have more than one that needs to be held open, yes!!!

Mar 11, 2015 08:35 PM
Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

I have and I've held other agent's listings open too.  It depends on the home, the seller's and the agent.  Lately listings aren't sticking around long enough for anyone other than us do do one. 

Mar 11, 2015 04:46 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, one holds open houses in my area. They don't work and are a waste of time. I've sat at enough of them to know. 

Mar 11, 2015 03:26 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

If I trust them and the buyer is ok with it. In our office there is 150 agents and the people who have no listings get an open every week and cultivate buyers from them. I have handed out a few and the motivated new Realtors did a good job.

Mar 11, 2015 03:04 PM