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Old 02-01-2018, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Turlock, CA
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I just went to the weirdest open house. There's a house for sale around the corner from me that I thought I would check out. There is only one picture on the listing of the outside, nothing of the inside. I like to see what others in my neighborhood have done to update their houses and get ideas for mine.

Anyway, the open house was today, a Thursday, from 12:30 - 1:30. That in itself is odd as it's the middle of the workday. I decided to stop by on my way back to work after lunch and got there about 12:45. There was someone outside who told me the open house is over and that the Realtor, or maybe the Realtor's assistant, left a few minutes earlier saying "No one else is going to show up."

I guess they don't really want to sell that house. Although I have noticed that listings from this particular agency tend to stay on the market a long time.
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Old 02-01-2018, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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I wonder if it was a “public”open house or one for realtors only? Based on the time/day, I’d think the latter.
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Old 02-01-2018, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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It was pretty easy to find the listing - didn't say that it was for other agents although that does seem possible given the time period.

Then again, the listing description sounds like it's written by a marginally literate person so who knows what they were going for.
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Old 02-01-2018, 05:44 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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I just went to the weirdest open house. There's a house for sale around the corner from me that I thought I would check out. There is only one picture on the listing of the outside, nothing of the inside. I like to see what others in my neighborhood have done to update their houses and get ideas for mine.

Anyway, the open house was today, a Thursday, from 12:30 - 1:30. That in itself is odd as it's the middle of the workday. I decided to stop by on my way back to work after lunch and got there about 12:45. There was someone outside who told me the open house is over and that the Realtor, or maybe the Realtor's assistant, left a few minutes earlier saying "No one else is going to show up."

I guess they don't really want to sell that house. Although I have noticed that listings from this particular agency tend to stay on the market a long time.
You were not interested in buying the house. They may have had an invitee list. Why does this matter?
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Old 02-01-2018, 06:17 PM
 
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Sounds like a realtor open house.
Around here, they are usually held on Tuesdays at noon.
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Old 02-01-2018, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Turlock, CA
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I just thought it was odd that they said it was over 10 minutes after it started. And I'm interested because I like seeing what other people with similar houses to mine have done with them. It gives me ideas, although my husband thinks I already have enough ideas.

It could have been for realtors only, but it was listed as if anyone could stop by. Anyway, just kind of odd.
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Old 02-01-2018, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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You're right.... it's very odd to advertise an open house and then not hold it open!

I wish we were all good at what we do! I really do.
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