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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Uh, none?

Jan 08, 2016 09:01 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty


Jan 08, 2016 08:48 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I schedule open houses every month which much success! Often I have other agents hold them open if they are not in my direct community I market. Always successful and keeps my name out there and signs up all day - lots of free advertising. Often residents come in to set appointments to list their homes because they see I'm doing more than the other agents who list homes. I sold 2 of my listings in 2015 at my open houses.

Jan 08, 2016 10:16 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Our homes have not been on the market long, and I don't do them when they are occupied.  Too much liability with LOTS of unqualified people walking through.  

Jan 10, 2016 04:57 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Michael J. Perry not more than 10!

I personally don't like that!

Jan 09, 2016 03:07 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I generally do about a half dozen, all day opens, with all guests prescheduled 20 minutes apart.


Jan 09, 2016 01:13 PM
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

About 1 a month, sometimes more and usually 2 hours.  I use social media for advertising plus our office runs a print ad in the paper once a month for our OPEN HOUSE blitz.  

Jan 09, 2016 12:23 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I do a couple of dozen a year and they are 3-4 hour periods but in 2016 I plan to do less and refocus and redirect my business. 

Jan 09, 2016 12:17 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I don't do them. They don't work in my area. I have tried and gotten together with other agents and done major advertising. They are an agent's waste of time. 

Jan 09, 2016 12:08 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Sometimes I do open houses every other weekend, for two hours and yes, I advertise everywhere.

Jan 09, 2016 11:23 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Probably less than 10 per year on Sunday from 2 to 4 pm.  Facebook is a great tool.

Jan 09, 2016 11:18 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Varies by house, market and goals.  I've typically done 2-3 OHs per listing.  Once opening week and once at major price reductions, etc.  Mine run 3 hours, from 1-4 and are VERY heavily advertised.

Jan 09, 2016 11:13 AM
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

becuase I put out 20 signs I stay for a full 4 hours.   Way too much effort for signs for less than that.  I only do on my own listings to try and meet the neighbors.

Jan 09, 2016 09:22 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Maybe 3-4 a year.  This past year I may have done 6.  Only ads I ever do are on social media and online.

Jan 09, 2016 09:01 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I do maybe one or two a year, but the agents in my office do more.  And, yes, we find the open house ad in our local paper to be very effective.

Jan 09, 2016 04:58 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

zero.  I tried them for years with terrible results.  I'm in a rural area with no real "neighborhoods" and they just don't work.  Maybe the neighbor walked over if there was free food

Jan 09, 2016 04:45 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

It depends on the property and neighborhood. Some rural areas are usually a waste of time. Neighborhoods with lots of turnover, people go out of their way to see them even if they already have an agent. I'm sending one of my buyers to an open houses tomorrow because I was not available to show it to them tomorrow. So the open house is a benefit and convenience to me and my buyers. I plan to do an open house next Sunday in Lovettsville. I usually schedule 1-4 but arrive at noon in most cases. I might do 5-10 per year. I don't do them with the intent of picking up buyers. I do them in hopes of getting the property under contract. They are not scams to bs or passify the sellers. The sellers deserve to see that I am making every effort to get their property sold. Security shouldn't be a problem in this location, but I prepare for that anyway. During football season, and if the Redskins are playing, it's better to have them on Saturdays.

Jan 09, 2016 04:40 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

At least 12! And I advertise through our local paper!

Jan 09, 2016 04:22 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Not sure of the number as it varies based on listing inventory.

Today is January 9 and I am holding my fourth open house event this year this afternoon.

The shortest open house I ran last year was two hours and the longest was advertised as five but I was there for about six.

It is advertised online and in newspapers.

Every market is different and so are agents.

Jan 09, 2016 03:17 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

the agents for whom I market have them every weekend.... and the times vary from one hour to three hours.... I market each one of them on a number of platforms ..... 

Jan 09, 2016 02:35 AM
Shanna Hall
Real Estate Solutions - Kirkwood, MO
I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311

I rarely do open houses and only do for 2 hours at the most. 

Jan 09, 2016 02:15 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Estate Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I am not a fan of open houses. Therefore I hold as few as possible.  No ads when I do host an open house. Typical hours are 1-4pm.

Jan 09, 2016 02:13 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Do not do open house ads but put up signs 4 days in advance.  still do about 25 a year.

Jan 09, 2016 01:43 AM
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Quite a few, and yes my broker still does print ads.

Myself I use Facebook posts and a LOT of other social media via Twitter, Leading RE, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc. and most of the traffic comes from those.


I have had enough responses from social that I have had to limit the numbers of persons touring at a time in a 2,000 SF home.

Print is effective for certain demographics here though.

Jan 09, 2016 01:29 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I don't do them now, but when I did, it was based on new listings, desires of sellers and my availability. I found that longer hours were more effective. When I did ads, I kept track of how visitors learned of the Open House and the most effective way to get people in was by putting out a large number of signs in strategic places. Also used to invite, by mail, neighbors from immediate streets around property.

Jan 09, 2016 12:57 AM
Jeffrey Jones
AZ Home Seekers - San Tan Valley, AZ
AZ Home Seekers,

probably about 50-60.

Since we are a winter visitor destination we will do open houses on a vacant property from 9-11 most weekdays in the winter. We are not looking for the weekend garagesale crowd. Its getting the retiree vistors who are out during the week. The main benifit is putting up all the directional signs all week to build the brand recognition.

Jan 09, 2016 12:24 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego


Most of my sellers do not even ask for them anymore. If an agent can convey their value, they never have to do them. Open Houses show the seller we're "working for our fee". But, I overload my sellers on so much marketing and weekly communication, that they never wonder what I'm doing to earn my fee. Plus with the: internet and ...


Virtual Tour

Google Maps/street view Videos

They've seen it. Next time they come, it's with their Realtor.


I tend to agree with some of Ken Jones remarks too. In 2015, an open house is purely to capture unqualified leads, with the hopes of converting & qualifying them. A blind squirrel eventually finds a nut, so I can say they are completely ineffective for this, but wow what a time waster.

Jan 09, 2016 12:20 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Zero. I have always assigned the open house duties to associates.

The typical open house times in our market are on Sunday afternoons from 1 or 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Jan 09, 2016 12:10 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

1 maybe

Jan 09, 2016 12:07 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Between 30 and 40, and I'm usually there for three hours.  Off to do one today!  And most of our listings actually sell to people who have dropped by a weekend Open, then come back with their buyer agents. 

Jan 08, 2016 11:56 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

As an agent I did 2-3 per month and had success getting them SOLD.  Fourth Sunday of every month was family time.

Jan 08, 2016 11:49 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I haven't held an Open House in 11 years.  

Jan 08, 2016 11:34 PM
Robert Smith
Preview Properties, PC - - Brighton, MI
SRES, Search for Homes Brighton-Howell-SE Michigan

I rarely do one until a property has been on the market at least 2 weeks.  It's almost always on a Saturday from 1-3 pm. I have a loan rep present (male).  As part of my pre-listing package, sellers get a 'Showing and Open House Safety' brochure.  I do not encourage them to have a public open house but I do encourage them to let me set up a Brokers' Open. If I expect a larger than normal crowd I enlist the aid of another agent in my office to be there, too.

Advertising for public opens is done via my MLS which feeds to R dot Com, and the aggregators.  I also post in on our Association web site, and my facebook page. I may send an "open House' notice to my buyer list on constant contact.  I try to keep 'Open' directional signs to no more than 3 turns from a given direction, plus the one in the front yard.

Jan 08, 2016 11:26 PM
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Only about 5 to 10 year. Another great tool in the tool box that I haven't really mastered. Mostly because I don't enjoy them enough to make them a key part of my business. I do know of several very high producing agents that have open houses at the core of their biz. Every one of the lead gen activities Realtors do (open houses, door knocking, calling FSBO's, Cancelleds and Expireds, direct mail, print ads, interenet leads, Craig's List, working one's sphere (referrals)) can work in a big way as long as the agent decides to make it work and really commits to the process and gets good at it. Jeez maybe I should pick one and get good at it.

Jan 08, 2016 11:18 PM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

For a luxury or lifestyle home I might, but even for those it hasn’t be needed for years. Our MLS lists all OH.

Jan 08, 2016 11:02 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I do them when a seller or other agent (for their own listing) asks me to, so the # is dependent on need. Two hours is sufficient. I don't usually get a lot of people at my open houses, even with signs, advertising online, balloons, and sending postcards to neighborhood, so the few people that do attend can make it within a 2 hour window if needed.

Jan 08, 2016 10:46 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Michael J. Perry None

Jan 08, 2016 10:35 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

How many?  30

How long? 3 hours

OH ad?  Yes

Response is usually 45% see online, 30% via AD, the rest saw a sign.

Jan 08, 2016 10:34 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

As few as possible. Most listings I had were sold before 1st public marketing date(i.e. OH). Yes 2-3 hrs will do. 

AD-never paid a penny on the newspaper.

Jan 08, 2016 10:26 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Over 100 with strong success.

Jan 08, 2016 10:05 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Open houses do not work on every home, it is rare to find a buyer at a open house. Basically an open house attracts new clients for the agent holding it. They do work well in new construction and condos more than the regular home for sale. 

Jan 08, 2016 09:51 PM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

It depends on the inventory I have. Mine are for 2 hours and I have a lot of success from them. No paper ads.

Jan 08, 2016 09:47 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Keep your total amount to ZERO. Spend time with your family or quality buyers.

Jan 08, 2016 09:33 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Only if and when a seller requests it. Luckily, we work with mostly buyers!

Jan 08, 2016 09:31 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Probably about 40 to 45 a year. The first one has a picture add and from then on a line ad as 5% do not have internet or this is where they look for open's.

Jan 08, 2016 09:19 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not a big fan of Open Houses. When I do them, I keep the time frame short, usually no more than two hours!

Jan 08, 2016 09:07 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I host open houses for two hours. I advertise in newspaper.

Jan 08, 2016 08:48 PM