A Few More Reasons Why We Don't Hold Open Houses
Back on August 21, I wrote a blog post about why we don't hold traditional open houses. I described the change in technology, who really benefits from the open house (the AGENT), and the lack of overall interest in open houses. Lastly, I talked about our new "24/7 Open House" concept that we utilize in place of the traditional open house.
Now, let me just get to the nitty-gritty. These are stories "ripped from the headlines" about all the bad stuff that actually happened at open houses.
A person steals 162k of jewelry from a Highland Park, IL open house. (My 2 cents, never leave that much jewelry laying around - don't 'ya think!)
I think you get the drift.
Here is why we are using the 24/7 Open House:
1) Technology is king.
2) 92% of buyers start their home search online, according to the National Assoc of Realtors.
3) Most open house "buyers" arent even pre-approved. (I don't even show MY buyer clients homes until they are pre-approved - why the heck would you waste your Sunday showing your home to unqualified buyers!!)
4) Your nosy neighbors want to see the inside of your home.