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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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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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)

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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!Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Man to Market Real Estate

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

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  • 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

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