A Woman's Place Is In The Home (Her New One)
Best Days and Time to Hold an Open House
Although I tried mightily to explain, I couldn't get the homeowner to imagine it could be done any other way. She was adament that open houses were meant to be held on consecutive Saturdays and Sundays and her rationale was delightful.
She envisioned a housewife who would tour homes on Saturday while her husband stayed home to watch sports. If the wife liked what she saw, then she'd drag her husband back on Sunday to see it.
The concept struck a familiar chord from 1950's T.V., but it was a point of view that immediately struck me as outmoded.
I've been in this industry a few years - but, maybe, not long enough to know if such a mindset was ever prevalent. This couple, mid-80's, were former business owners and savvy about the components to a successful transaction.
Perhaps, it all depends on where you live. Specific open house days or times may be more appealing in certain neighborhoods, but are entire weekends necessary to encompass the above-described, antiquated approach to real estate sales? I don't believe so.
In one of my first real estate courses, a career broker and instructor, plainly said "Sundays 1-3 p.m. - that's it! Nothing else works quite as well."
I've never had any reason to doubt him.
Husbands, come clean. Would you rather be watching the game?
"Man is watching T.V.," courtesy of Hyena reality / FreeDigitalPhotos.net.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Graduate REALTOR Institute
Jill Sackler, NYS Real Estate Broker Associate based on Long Island's South Shore
Specializing in Lifecycle Real Estate Transitions
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