Here’s your chance to be a part of something big this month: Join realtors across the country as they participate in the 2013 Nationwide Open House Weekend on April 20-21. This event couldn’t come at a better time. Now that tax season is over, buyers will be exploring your neighborhood with their tax refunds in their pockets. Take advantage of this house-hunting momentum, and invite them in!
“By owner” open houses will benefit from traffic—online and on foot—generated by this nationwide campaign. The National Association of Realtors 2012 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers reports that 45 percent of all buyers use open houses as a source in their home-search process. And 46 percent of buyers who went to open houses found them during internet searches.
This weekend full of open houses offers buyers a stress-free way to tour homes for sale; for sellers, the weekend provides extra visibility with little effort. And there’s still time for you to take part in this open house event that brings buyers and sellers together.
Three Ways to Advertise Your Open House Next Week
- Advertise your open house on your ForSaleByOwner.com listing
- Promote your open house using flyers, email and word of mouth—ask your neighbors to help spread the word
- Use social media to create buzz before and during your open house
Will there be snacks and beverages at your open house? Share your favorite tips below.