I held two successful open houses at the same location and one of them produced an offer and the contract. Open Houses are a very powerful marketing tool that can lead to an offer such as in this case for 1218 Douglas Avenue in Oxnard, California. The offer was negotiated and an agreement was arranged that resulted in the property going under contract, another words escrow.
During the open houses I find that many of the potential buyers for properties are more relaxed and take their time to review the property at their own leisure and confidently ask many questions. It is very important for potential buyers to openly ask important questions because that deepens their interest. Additionally, I also find very important during an open house the opportunity for people to view without the pressure to buy or make any kind of decision.
A Note for Sellers:
As the seller of the property having an open house increases the number of potential client viewings. They're also a great opportunity for the potential buyer of the property to get a feel for the house - feelings play a big role in the marketing of the property. They have an opportunity to imagine themselves in the house and the neighborhood within a relaxed and cozy atmosphere that an open house provides without the seller of the house being present. If the seller is present, the experience is jepordized as well as a potential offer.
Most open houses are held on weekends, but other days are just as good. Successful open houses have been held at night. Keep in mind that people buy houses every day of the week. Consult with your local real estate agent about open houses and how to integrate them to your marketing plan to get top dollar for your property and sell it as quickly as possible.
Feel free to call or text me for a free no obligation consultation in regards to more details about open houses and their marketing power at (805) 444-6366.