6 Reasons Open Houses Don't Work Anymore For Macomb County Michigan Homes & Condos
By: Rick Giese RE/MAX First
1. Only 1% of all buyers come from open houses. I've been in this business 20+ years. I've done hundreds of open houses and I can count on my two hands the number of buyers that actually purchased a house they walked into during the open house.
2. You tend to get buyers who are just lookers, or looky-loos. You also get nosy neighbors who want to know what your house looks like, people looking for decorating ideas, or other neighbors who want to sell their home and want an idea of how to price it.
3. We can't pre-qualify the buyers. Even if buyers go to the open house, they may not be able to afford it. They may not be ready to buy because their house isn't on the market. You simply don't get qualified buyers.
4. Most buyers are working with a professional Realtor. As a result, they will see your home by appointment. Showings are key.
5. Your home shows better online. We have our photographer take some great listing photos so buyers can see your home online without having to go to an open house. Your house often looks better in those pictures than in person.
6. It's a passive method for selling your home. With an open house, you're basically waiting for someone to show up and buy your home. Rick Giese uses an active marketing program. He are out there every day talking to buyers, other agents, and sellers who might need to buy a home to see if they want to buy a home like yours or if they know someone who does.
If you want to sell your home, an open house is not necessary. You just need to show your home by appointment and make sure those buyers are pre-qualified.
If you have any other questions about selling your home, just give me Rick Giese a call or text at 586-242-3100 I would be happy to help you!
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We are in a strong housing market. Wages are increasing, home prices are appreciating, and mortgage rates are the lowest they have been in 21 months. Whether you are thinking of buying or selling, it's a great time to be in the market.
Rick Giese RE/MAX First