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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Sure...I think that is fairly "nromal"....people don't want to be contacted unless they choose to be...

Apr 19, 2015 10:16 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Of course I would.  No one should be treated like a second class citizen just because they don't want to give their contact information.  We don't leave ours behind, but that does not mean we are not serious...No one wants to be on someone's inane drip campaign, ever!  A

Apr 20, 2015 12:45 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c) No, this is not necessarilly the case. I treat all attendees with the same respect. 

Apr 20, 2015 12:01 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I don't do open houses.  When I did it was normal for them not to give me any information. 

Apr 19, 2015 11:41 PM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

Open Houses are public by nature. I welcome all people in whether they are a serious buyer or not. 

Apr 20, 2015 01:14 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Sheila and Larry -- I'm not into collecting names at open houses --- I've met Mickey and Minnie Mouse far too often.

I have a sign in sheet available for those visitors where there may be a connection or if they have a question.  I also try to keep track of those who have an agent for possible follow-up purposes(with their agent).   

It's my duty to the seller to try and sell that home.   

Apr 20, 2015 12:59 AM
Art Welch
Superstars Realty - Buckeye, AZ

do you like solicitors to call you on the phone you're the same thing when you sit an open house you are soliciting the best thing to do is to walk them around and talk to them sometimes they're willing to open up and give you information sometimes they're not but if you expect everybody that walks in a house to just hand over their information you're a little short sighted

Apr 20, 2015 12:58 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I dont do many open houses. For new construction we do all the time, but there are so few new homes these days. I will show them around, many buyers gave fake ones and others would refuse, some turned out to be real buyers while most are just looking killing time or there for the free coookies., 

Apr 20, 2015 12:09 AM
Joan Beduze
Keller Williams Realty Acadiana - Lafayette, LA

Sure, I show them around the home; because that is what the OPEN HOUSE is for.   While I am giving them the "Grand Tour", I try to build rapport and find out more about them and why they are "shopping" that day for Real Estate.  It also gives you a chance to tell them about yourself and the agency that you work with, and why it would benefit them to work with you.  Offering dessert and  refreshments next to the sign - in sheet , also works well; as does incorporating a gift-card drawing.  A follow-up call or email,  thanking them  for coming by the  home,   usually occurs a few days after, as well.

Apr 20, 2015 12:05 AM
Elva C. Benjamin
RE/MAX of Gettysburg - Gettysburg, PA

I find that if you don't press buyers for that contact info at the first greeting they willing give it during their visit. People are too easy to contact with all of the social media anyway.

Apr 19, 2015 11:19 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I think now, here, they are requiring driver's license (for safety purposes). I think it's fine and normal for them not to want to give you phone # or email addy.  They want to be in control of the communication.  You want to be in control of your seller's house.

Apr 19, 2015 10:54 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I make the request the seller would like them to sign the register by providing a name.

If they refuse I don't let them in.

Catering to defiance is not my obligation and has never been the purpose of an open house.

Apr 19, 2015 09:52 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

I don't really care if they sign or not.  Yes I will treat them just the same as I would if they had signed an buyers agency agreement.  One just never knows. 

Apr 19, 2015 09:22 PM
Marla Yost
The Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty - Arlington, TX
The Yost Team

Of course I would they may not leave their info but I make sure they have mine.When they see how nice I am they will call me back.

Apr 21, 2015 05:57 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I would say they either have an agent, and they don't want you to know, or they are not serious buyers when they wont give you their contct information.

Apr 20, 2015 01:22 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I will show them around just ot make sure they are not up to something.

Apr 20, 2015 11:27 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I invite visitors to sign in if they have an agent or what to be kept informed about this and similar properties. Anyone who shows up is welcome to tour the house.

Apr 20, 2015 10:35 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Larry and Sheila - I do not typically do open houses, but would not force anyone to sign-in at an open house, and yes I would still show them around.

Apr 20, 2015 06:49 AM
Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ

yes i would , you never know they might warm up as you go , or maybe after a few other homes they see they end know they like you and contact you.good question have a great end of month

Apr 20, 2015 04:17 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes, I would still show them around, but keep an eye on them.  Many people are reluctant to share their identities and honestly, I can't blame them.  Though, they could have more sinister motives in mind as well.

Apr 20, 2015 03:38 AM
Beatrice Briseno
RE/MAX Unlimited - San Antonio, TX
Beatrice M. Briseno, GRI, CDPE, San Antonio, TX

They may not want to be bombarded with all sorts of emails etc....but I still will show them the home, after all that is what I am there for!! Maybe they are not buying, just checking out the home, but they can then tell their friends about the great home they saw at an open house!

Apr 20, 2015 01:01 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

yes....maybe they had a vad experience with another agent at an open house.... if they like your attitude and how you work, you may have found a new buyer client.

Apr 20, 2015 12:36 AM
Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

They could be. Unfortunately they may have already been jaded by others who have contacted them even though they said they don't wish to be contacted.

Apr 19, 2015 11:44 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Not always, but they could be very serious.Sometimes I think they just don't want to risk being spammed by pushy agents, and they don't want to have their contact information being spread around. They might have an agent, and their agent could have instructed them not to sign anything, especially if they are stopping by new construction models. Even if they do sign, it could be a fake name. best just to be glad potential buyers are taking the time to visit your open house. Give them a flier, and if they are serious, them or their agent will be back in touch.

Apr 19, 2015 10:58 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 these are some interesting answers. I would not think that they would be serious. Most likely, tire kickers.

Apr 19, 2015 09:59 PM
Robert Smith
Preview Properties, PC - - Brighton, MI
SRES, Search for Homes Brighton-Howell-SE Michigan

Interesting question, Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c).

I don't do many open houses - I actually discourage sllers from wanting them - but if they feel strongly, I will do them. I prefer to do Broker Opens rather than public open houses.  But why shouldn't they sign in?  Who really wants complete strangers, many likely unqualified, to be in their home?  As Roy Kelley stated, treat everyone the same and make them sign in. 

Apr 19, 2015 09:44 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I will show them around . Even if they give us their name and number there is no assurance that they have given the correct info.

Apr 19, 2015 09:29 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

You should treat everybody the same and apply the same rules for all. Are you willing to turn away people who do not wish to register?

Apr 19, 2015 09:28 PM