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Old 10-26-2015, 06:18 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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my sister went to an open house where there was wine , cheese , cookies , fruit on a stick . it was awesome of course my sister was looking at million dollar homes outside Atlanta . It was awesome but I think if the dog was there and the owner yep pick up and cancel and show it another day .
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Old 10-26-2015, 07:23 PM
 
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What percentage of homes are actually VACANT when selling?
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Old 10-26-2015, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Bordentown
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Lol, no that's not normal! Wow... I would say the most annoying thing is the realtor calling you 3 times. Just tell him/her that you're not interested and please not call back.
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Old 10-27-2015, 03:35 AM
 
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I found a rare pay phone and wrote down the telephone number and will use that number from now on.
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Old 10-27-2015, 04:47 AM
 
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I did go to an open house where the agent was offering lasagna, salad and wine.

Oddest thing I ever saw.




P.s. I bought that house even though I didn't eat.
I went to an open house where the agent had a high school band playing loud jazz music in the family room (the most annoying "music" ever) and she set up a literal banquet of food like hot dogs, various salads, and corn. I thought it was incredibly odd. I can understand some fresh baked cookies (and they make the house smell nice), but that was going overboard. My husband asked her, "why the band?" She said it was her idea and it was "cool jazz and a picnic." We had to get out of there as high school jazz musicians do not make pleasant music to our ears.

Of course if the homeowner is there making food for themselves, that's just incredibly odd and obviously the homeowner and the realtor have no clue how to sell a house. I would never leave a pet out in the open either at an open house. Take the pet out of there, or for a ride.
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Old 10-27-2015, 05:06 AM
 
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One of the reasons that agents hold open houses is to get contact information from prospective buyers. It's also the reason so many of those "buyers" leave phony names and addresses.
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Old 10-27-2015, 05:08 AM
 
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I went to a number of open houses on Sunday. Usually there is a very professional talkative real estate agent there to help answer any questions who wants our business. This time we had a number of interesting situations, including:

1) The owner of the house was there cooking lunch and what ever she was cooking smelled terrible!

2) There was a big dog that jumped on my SO! And barked non stop!

3) A real estate agent brought his kid and he was crying non stop.

4) I gave my phone number to one real estate agent and he has already called three times and left messages.

Is this type of thing common when you go to open houses?
You ran into people without common sense people don't know that most likely their food we smelly and offensive to others people with common sense would make other plans or just fix a sandwich or go out and get some fast food also the dog should not have been there jumping on people I went to look at one house there was a dog in a cage barking so much that I couldn't hear with the owner was saying about her property the real estate agent should also have common sense and not brought their kid they should find a babysitter or someone to watch the Kid people either don't care or don't realize how ridiculous they are
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Old 10-27-2015, 06:12 AM
 
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I went to an open house where the agent had a high school band playing loud jazz music in the family room (the most annoying "music" ever) and she set up a literal banquet of food like hot dogs, various salads, and corn. I thought it was incredibly odd.
High school band in a family room and hot dogs?

What does this have to do with helping potential buyers realize that this is where they could live?
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Old 10-27-2015, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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High school band in a family room and hot dogs?

What does this have to do with helping potential buyers realize that this is where they could live?
Different People react differently to different stuff.
It seems excessive to me, but some agents have success getting clients with just all sorts of stuff that is well outside tangential to real estate practice.
If the agent picked up a couple of buyers who thought this was cooool, then the event was a success.
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Old 10-27-2015, 06:52 AM
 
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One of the reasons that agents hold open houses is to get contact information from prospective buyers. It's also the reason so many of those "buyers" leave phony names and addresses.

I make sure I sign in very messy so that my email and phone number are tough to make out. My feeling is id i'm interested in the house, i'll have my agent contact you
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