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I don’t believe open houses are beneficial to anyone except the Agent. I believe Agents should keep your door locked and secured to bad elements or anyone just walking in off the street and only open your door to qualified buyers. With all the technology we have at our disposal and the availability of multiple photographs, virtual tours, colour brochures, etc…there is no need to open your front door to total strangers off the street and let them walk through your home unattended. It just doesn’t make sense.

 

I believe in marketing and advertising your home to the masses through mutli media platforms. I also market your property to ALL the Realtors and Agents in the system because they are working with Buyers that are prequalified, have jobs and a down payment to buy. I think the probability of a prequalified Buyer, not working with a Realtor already, walking into your home during an open house and wanting to buy your property is extremely remote at best. Open houses used to work in the 80’s and 90’s before the internet because no one knew what the interior of the home looked like and they had to go to the open house to find out…that doesn’t happen anymore…

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