Shoe Covers – A Must Have for Your Next Open House

Realtor Shoe Covers - Marketing

Luxury Shoe Covers Shoe Covers - A Must Have for Your Next Open HouseShoe covers are a must have for any open house you may host, or brokers open. Many agents neglect to offer these at the door, and in the end they may have made a big mistake. A mistake that sometimes can cost a LOT of wasted time, and even sometimes a LOT of money spent by the agent.

When hosting an open house, you should always have a supply of these on hand. Most are sized for multiple size shoes, and are very easily slipped over an agents existing shoe. They are somewhat grippy, very durable, and will allow you to continue a smooth flow of visitors in the home. Without them, you may want to ask each guest to remove their shoes, and that request can delay, or even dissuade a visit.

Another great time to have these shoe covers on hand is when you plan to visit homes, especially in inclement weather. Keep a supply in your trunk, and when showing homes present them to your clients to wear into the home for the showing. What an easy way to make a great impression, when you show you care enough for a fellow agents clients home, to protect it from leaves, and dirt being tracked in.

Also, if you really want to impress, bring your own pair of booties to your next listing appointment. Offer at the door to put them on, and watch your potential clients eyes light up. By offering to cover your shoes, you are showing your respect for their home. That will speak volumes in helping them to decide who to hire to list it. It also allows you an unusual way to get the conversation started when you visit.

Remember, when you protect someones home by wearing disposable shoe covers, you not only protect the home, but also protect your reputation.

Do you currently offer these to your clients, or utilize them at your listings? If so, what do your clients think about this great way to protect the home? Post your comments or suggestions below in the space provided.

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Top 5 Items You Need at a Broker’s Open

Flags to Announce Your Brokers Open

So you got a new listing, and you are ready to introduce it to your local Brokers, Agents, Realtors, and perhaps even invite the public to take a look. Hosting a Brokers Open doesn’t have to be hard, if you have the right tools. Below is a list of the top five (5) items you need to have on hand to have a successful Brokers Open in real estate.

      1. Directional Signs would be a great first pick. Yes, I know that I lot of Realtors neglect to use them, but they are super helpful if you are hosting a Brokers Open. First, they help your fellow real estate professionals to find the house. You can’t expect that every Realtor knows where they are going, even if you think that they should. Second, if you are inviting the public, or the neighbors, it helps them find the house too. Also, a bonus if used wisely, they help advertise to the neighbors that there is a house for sale in the neighborhood, and how you go over-and-above to get your listings sold. A great way to get future listings.
      2. Balloons are also nice to have, especially on the sunnier/drier days. They bring attention to the directional signs, and make people feel welcome. Have varied styles or colors when you can, just to make your listing really stand out.
      3. Having a Guest Registry is vital. It’s a great way to keep the home secure, plus it gives you a list of agents who showed up, so you can let your sellers know how well your Brokers Open was attended. An added bonus, and one that not many Realtors do, is instead of just handing out a sheet asking for comments about the home, use the registry, and call or text the visiting agent later that same day, asking for feedback. You can also ask for their professional opinion about pricing, or suggestions to help it sell quicker. Also, it’s always more flattering to be asked this way, then a silly form.
      4. Catering Trays, Tongues, etc. are crucial if you are going to have any kind of food, or drink. Sure you can have the event catered, and I know myself I have done so on many occasions, and with success. However if you are on a budget, or love to try out your cooking skills, and enjoy cooking for others, then self-catering is the way to go. Save money and buy catering items in advance when the budget allows, then use over-and-over again.
      5. An item that a lot of agents forget about, but that would be nice to have is a small hand-held vacuum. If you serving food and drink, rather than dragging out your clients equipment, which can be troublesome, and embarrassing, why not have a small hand-held for quick touch-ups. You can even use it at the entry too, where leaves and grass may be dragged into the home, through the entry. Show your client you really care, by leaving their home as pristine as it was when you arrived.

Do you have some suggestions, or items that you think are a must that we have missed, to host an incredible Brokers Open House? Post them below in the comments section, and share them with your fellow professionals.

 

Having an Open House this Weekend?

Having an Open House this Weekend?

Then make sure that you have everything you need!

Having an Open House for a new listing, or to reinvigorate an old one, has been a task and mainstay of Realtors that has been around for almost as long as real estate. In the early days, having an Open House was about the only way to showcase a home, just shy of setting up appointments for every interested party.

Yes setting up a lot of appointments, that happened too, but you did have actual buyers stop in, and yes they stopped in to see homes that they were truly interested in. Not to say that is not the case today, but with the internet, most buyers have usually already taken their first look already, even before the visit.

Some things have not changed despite the internet, and now more than ever with the hectic pace of life, you have to grab attention when marketing a home. That includes the days before, and the day of the open house, making sure anyone in the area driving by, and certainly those parties looking for it, find the house you have open. That’s why having balloons, pointers, banners, and many other marketing items are crucial to the success of your open house.

These are items currently being offered by Amazon, and are only a handful of the items from their vast selection. Most are at better pricing than what you may see at your local board of Realtors, and of course being Amazon, the items are shipped quickly to your home, with a no-fuss guarantee. Take a look at the offerings, save in your cart, and place your order, and you will have your items in most cases days, if not even sooner. (some items are available for same-day delivery)

Click here to see other Open House items now available, and don’t forget to bookmark this site, and this page!

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How to Make Your Open House Stand Out!

Air Dancer for Realtor Open House

How to Make Your Open House Stand Out!Cellphone Stores Do It, So Why Can’t You Do it Too?!

I am sure that you have been like me, just driving along the highway, or the retail center of your town, and you look up and see something billowing in the air, usually bright color, and very tall. You take note, and you realize that you are nearing your local AT&T Store, perhaps Verizon, or a local sandwich shop. These air dancers as they like to call them, are more popular than ever in the retail environment, and I expect you will see them more and more now that the costs have gone down. Plus, much cheaper than hiring a dancing cellphone, or giant piece of pizza (costume).

So, take the retailers lead and incorporate an air dancer to really make your open house stand out. No more need for balloons, getting tangled on the for sale sign outside of your listing. Why would you want your listing to look just like everyone else holding an open house that day. Your clients will tell you that their house isn’t the same as everyone else, so why would you want to advertise your open house like everyone else too?!

LookOurWay Air Dancer Tube Man “OPEN HOUSE” Fly Guy Puppet Complete Set with 1/4 HP Sky Blower, 6-Feet, Red

See more details, specifications, current pricing, and a short video here on Amazon.

  • Comes with 1 Red Embroidered 6 ft Air Dancer OPEN HOUSE and 1 blower
  • Air Dancer Material: High strength polyamide nylon silk w/added tarpaulin (parachute-like non-rip)
  • Air Dancer Height: 6 ft Air Dancer Diameter: 9 in Blower Diameter: 9″
  • Blower – 1/4 HP, 1 speed, lockable wheels, power – 110 V/60Hz, standard wall plug

To place an order on Amazon, click here.

Other Air Dancers Currently Available on Amazon



See other items for your Open House, click here.

Do you use these in your open house marketing, or considering starting? Post your comment and/or suggestions on best uses below.