Tri Cities and Beyond: Realtor Open Houses

Realtor Open Houses

Realtor open houses are events where Realtors market to other Realtors in their marketplace and show off their properties in the best light.  This is a great idea in theory, but do they work?  I would love to believe they do, but unfortunetly, in our area, the turn out is less then should be expected.  I think everyone is just too busy with their own Real estate to be bothered with anyone elses.  Not a good excuse!

My friend, Greg Hooper Century 21 Home Team Jonesborough Tennessee, recently had a successful Realtor Open House at 107 Willow Pond Road Johnson City Tennessee. What a treat that was.  Greg was out there grilling up hotdogs and hamburgers, along with an array of fabulous salads and cookies for dessert!  Greg did it right. Greg HooperHe got on the phone a week before the event and invited all the top agents in the area that sell that type of homes.  he told them about the home and made a personal request that they show up and share a meal as well as their opinions of the home.  He asked for their participation.  I think that was key to getting a successful Realtor Open House.  Greg Hooper is a true professional in our field and we all need to learn from his taking Realtor Open houses to the next level.

Now let's talk about this house located at 107 Willows Pond Road Johnson City Tennessee. Brand new brick home offered at less than $56.29/square foot. Three separate Master suites. Laundry room on each level including basement. Large kitchen with work station, pantry and option of either gas or electric range. Nice sunroom just off deck. Gas fireplace. This home even has a hidden panic room.  The Masters are amazing and I personally LOVED the panic room, it even had separate phone lines and electricity going to this room.  A true Panic room.  Please take the time to look up this great home at 107 Willow Pond Road Johnson City Tennessee. 107 Willows Pond Johnson City TN

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My name is Cindy Edwards and I am a Realtor in Tri-Cities Tennessee. We have a very successful Team concept that has something for everyone.  If you are looking to buy or sell in Johnson City, Bristol or Kingsport Tennessee, you have made the right stop here! Please visit our website that is about the Cindy Edwardssurrounding area of the Tri-Cities and helps you realize what a fantastic place this area is to live.  Tri-Cities is close to some very popular areas and boasts Mountains and lakes!

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Comment balloon 7 commentsCindy Edwards • October 23 2011 11:48AM


Cindy, Broker's Tour open houses are very well attended in the Danville/San Ramon CA area, with or without the free lunch. Like real estate prices though, all real estate is local. Our homes tend to be in the $250-$300 per sq ft range and the buyers are seeking value.

Posted by Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen (Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Cindy, I think they work in our area. I had a successful broker's open on Thursday for a new listing. That's where I get immediate feedback about the way the property shows, it's general appeal and how our price positioning is perceived.

3 agents got onto the phone with their clients while they were still at the property. One agent showed it the next day to her clients, who are now coming back today. That gives me confidence that these agents are working in their client's interest, and already know the types of properties they are apt to like. 

Posted by Karen Crowson, Your Agent for Change (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Thanks for stopping by Vickie and Karen.  That's great to hear that they do work in some areas.  I guess we just have not caught up. 

Posted by Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677 (RE/MAX Checkmate) over 8 years ago

Real estate video needs no appointment for the open house. And buyers can see more property listings, kick more tires, make better, quicker buying decisions.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 8 years ago

Realtor open houses are scary here and the crime factor has increased awareness that both sellers and agent do not want to expose themselves to the possiblity of criminal activity because of the crime factor.  Open houses are kinda a thing of the past here with the new video technology on the internet.  The house can be previewed by potential buyers right on the internet and it does not expose the agent to harm.  We live in unusual times.

Posted by Mary Macy, Top Agents Atlanta Metro (Top Agents Atlanta Metro) over 8 years ago

Hi Cindy - We have a fair number of these, and yes, I'm usually too busy to attend, particularly if I'm not working with a likely buyer for the property. The most common factor here leading to successful attendance seems to be free food or a gift drawing, and it seems like it's always the same bunch showing up.

Posted by Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC) over 8 years ago

I like Andy's comments!!  I do love videos....

Mary, you are right, crime can be an issue.

Hi Dick- That's my issue too, TIME!

Posted by Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677 (RE/MAX Checkmate) over 8 years ago