The Secret to Our Open House Success
In today’s real estate environment in Wilmington, NC, more than ever, open houses are an effective marketing strategy. But, just to advertise the home in the Sunday paper and post a sign is not enough. An effective marketing campaign for open houses will prove to be a very successful open house and hopefully bring buyers to the table.
Our Open House Marketing Strategy
- Stage and landscape should begin 7-10 days prior to the open house. Sellers need to understand the importance of curb appeal and presentation. Some nice fresh flowers in the kitchen, potted plants on the front porch, fresh baked cookies are all enhancements for an open house.
- Place strategic open house signs 5-7 days before the open house stating the day and time of the open house. I have found this creates a lot of interest even before the open house.
- 3. Direct mail pieces to the neighborhood and adjoining neighborhoods to let everyone know. Neighbors will call their friends to tell them about the open house.
- 4. Marketing blitz to top Realtors to let them know to send their clients over to view this home.