Why Balloons are Still Effective at Open Houses

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Tried and True Way to Make Your Listing Stand Out

Open House Banners - Real Estate MarketingThere are still a lot of reasons that Realtor’s host open houses for their listings. For newer agents they are still an effective way to get buyers.

Open Houses also give the selling agent great exposure for their listing, and their marketing plan. Also, sellers love them!

So, you are having an open house, should you use balloons to market it? The short answer is yes, and these are some of the reasons why.

One of the best reasons is that balloons are inexpensive. Many brokers provide them to their agents for free, and even if they don’t they can be had quite easily.

The key of course is how to get the helium you will need to have them aloft. That is not so easy, and even myself I am always at odds on trying to figure it out.

Usually you can buy more decorative balloons already filled with helium at your local grocer, or florist, but then it can get expensive. Most florists are not open on Sunday’s when most open houses happen, and grocery store floral departments don’t always have just “normal” balloons.

Another reason to continue to use balloons is that it shows your sellers that you are making an effort to bring as many people as possible to the open house. Your sellers see them before and after the event, and yes they take notice!

The best reason for continuing to use balloons when you host an open house is that it brings traffic. What they do, when placed properly and in the right locations, is they draw attention. Something about them bouncing in the wind, makes a passerby take notice, and hopefully stop to take a look.

I know myself when I see them late on a Saturday or on a Sunday, I take notice and I even know what they are there for. Sometime I will even veer off course, just to see what the listing is. Yes, they are that effective.

On open house day(s), use them generously, and use them often. Put them at every major intersection, and have several on the signage of your open house.

Have extra balloons? Use those as gifts for the kids. However don’t share before the parents tour, since they do distract.

Instead share with the kids upon them leaving the house. It will be a fond memory for the child, and the parents will remember you, and perhaps your listing. Perhaps remember you and your listing over others they may have met, or seen.

So, do you use balloons in your open house marketing? Have you seen them to be effective, or not? Do you use them on all types of property you have listed, or only on certain price points or types? Post your experiences below.

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Cinematic Real Estate Video with DJI Products

Cinematic Real Estate Video with DJI Products

Using Stabilization and Drones to Market Real Estate

I am a huge fan of DJI products. Since buying my DJI Osmo early last year, I continue to be amazed with the many uses it has in my real estate business.

Some of my Realtor colleagues have ventured further than I, and have bought DJI products such as drones, and the like. After their FAA licensing, they use the drones to do amazing video montages of their luxury listings, and those that overhead, and aerial shots would help market.

This short video shows some of the uses, but there are many others. Not only for  your business, but also personal uses at home, and with your family and friends.

Want to view the entire line of DJI products, click here. Interested in drones for your business, or personal use, you can see reviews here.

Want to step up your real estate marketing game, and start using professional photography products, click here to view the entire line offered by Amazon. (please note that I am an Amazon affiliate, and though I do get a small fee, you still get the same great pricing you always get from Amazon).

 

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Shoe Covers – A Must Have for Your Next Open House

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Luxury Shoe Covers Shoe Covers - A Must Have for Your Next Open House

Protect Your Clients Home and Your Listing

Shoe 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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St Joseph Statue to Sell a House

St Joseph Statue to Sell a House

St Joseph Statue to Sell a House

Sometimes to Sell a Home You Have to get “Creative”

This tool using the statue of St. Joseph for selling a home has been around for years. A Catholic idea, which includes the statue of St Joseph and often times prayer, you or your client don’t have to be Catholic to try it.

When I was trying to sell my home many years ago, I tried this (the market is floundering at the time in my area), and I found myself getting three (3) buyers in the six (6) months that it took to sell the house. No, I’m not saying that is what it made it sell, but maybe it helped?!

Of course, when I was selling that home I also made sure that I staged it correctly, removed clutter, and was very willing and able to show it at a moments notice. I wanted it sold, and I was willing to do whatever it took to help my agent at the time to make it happen. Yet, maybe St. Joseph helped.

These are instructions you should follow on how to prepare to use the statue in your own, or a clients yard, including prayers that you could use.

Amazon offers several types of statues, and some are offered at the links below. They vary in price, and I don’t think that there is a one-size fits all, so you take your pick. Most sets do include instructions, and prayers to say, or use this link.

Have more ideas for helping to help your colleagues sell more homes? Post them below. Used the statue of St. Joseph before, share your memories for others to learn from!

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