If you haven’t heard, April 28-29 is the big weekend for Realtors® across the country who will hold thousands of open houses. For all agents, it’s great opportunity to market your listing and business. Check out these quick tips for making sure the weekend brings not just visits, but offers.
1. Add your event to Trulia’s Open House Calendar
What good is an open house if no one knows about it? Add you open house to Trulia, your Facebook page, and personal websites so no matter where they look, potential buyers will know they’re invited to stop by.
If you need help getting your open house on the web, check out this easy step-by-step guide.
2. Get (or give) real-time open house updates on your Smartphone
Almost every house hunter has a smart phone these days and all of Trulia’s mobile apps give buyers real-time updates on the open houses in their areas through the search and listing pages.
If you’re a listing agent and you add your open house to Trulia, buyers with Trulia’s mobile apps will be able see your open house when the search for properties.
If you’re buyer’s agent and looking to do some serious touring, searching for open houses can be a great way to easily find the right stops for your tour.
3) Share Trulia Open House Guides with your seller clients
While you do the legwork marketing your open house, there are a few simple steps your clients can take to make the most of the foot traffic and secure a faster sale. Download and share Trulia’s Open House Do’s and Don’ts for Sellers now to get your seller started on preparation for the big weekend.
4. Get a killer route-planning app to help buyers
The only constant in the world is change. So for the big weekend, you need to be prepared to adjust your well-planned open house route while you’re out. One easy way to do this is to download an easy to use route-planning app.
For advice on some of today’s best, check out this great post from Realtor® Carl Medford from Freemont, CA.
5. Get advice on increasing open house traffic
Last but not least, this weekend boils down to traffic and your ability to attract the right buyers to your open house. For help, check out some recent tips from east-coast Realtors® Heather Elias and Kim Wood on How to Generate the Right Open House Traffic and How to Use Digital Tools to Promote Your Open House.
Good luck on your next open house from your friends Trulia. We wish you many hassle-free closings.