Coal Infantino, Realtor specializing in south central PA (Coldwell Banker)

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

It depends.   Really it does.

If it is a new listing an open house event may be the first time it is available to see and I may have expanded hours(12-5pm).  These events can often have people waiting to see a property.   It is accompanied by online/offline marketing.  And usually lots of directional signs.  

Typically open houses are two to three hours in length.   The busy times vary based on a number of factors.  

Jun 25, 2017 08:27 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Today, we are hosting one from 12-3pm. That is the sweet spot for time slots for us.

Jun 25, 2017 09:19 AM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

What Wayne Martin said. And time wise when we did do them we usaly did 1-3 or 12-2. -Kasey

Jun 25, 2017 08:50 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Usually 2 hours, occasionally 3. Most often, I do not hold open houses! Not a big fan, but in some areas they are highly effective.

Jun 25, 2017 08:37 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

My listing agent does Sunday 2-4. Normally when you set the end time that is when you have people coming in so you are there later.

Jun 25, 2017 08:06 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Typically 2 hours - 1-3 on Saturdays after kids' athletic events or 1-3 on Sundays after church. 

I had 2 agents hosting open houses yesterday - one opted for the 10-12 slot and the other 1-3. The 10-12 open had very few visitors - the other one from 1-3, traffic never stopped!

Jun 25, 2017 09:07 AM
Anthony Acosta -
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I let my new agents host open houses.

Jun 25, 2017 08:29 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

1 to 3 that's it.

Jun 25, 2017 09:24 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Not a fan of open homes. When I do host ... typically 1-4 or 1:30 - 4:30. The absolute best time would be when the perfect buyer walks in and makes an offer. 

Jun 25, 2017 09:13 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Sundays  1 - 4 are most common here, but some agents do 12-2, 2-4, or 1-3, and some do same times on Saturdays during football season. Serious buyers will find the house with or without an open house.

Jun 25, 2017 09:07 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've done 1-4 in the past and there was always a lul around 3.  Now I do 2-4 and there isn't any down time.

Jun 25, 2017 09:39 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I just did a 1-2:30

Jun 25, 2017 08:45 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I agree with Michael Jacobs 

Jun 25, 2017 08:38 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Most do early afternoon for 2 to 3 hours. Seems to work.

Jun 25, 2017 09:57 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty


Jun 25, 2017 09:43 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we have all of ours from Noon to 2:00pm.... often they continue past 3:00pm...we don't leave until the traffic stops....

Jun 25, 2017 09:08 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I go for the day, generally from about 10 to 7.

Jun 25, 2017 08:17 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

When I do them I do them for two hours.  Our local standard is 3 hours.  If you schedule 2 hours, the buyers prioritize yours.  I either do 12-2 or 1-3 on Sunday.

Jun 25, 2017 06:46 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

2 hours typically. Timing depends on the neighborhood and location of home as well as time of year and what's going on in the community.

Jun 25, 2017 03:13 PM
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

It all depends on my clients and what works best for them. If it is an empty house then generally 1:30-3:30. I couldn't say what is the best time for traffic as I have had a lot of open houses with no traffic. Then are times where I have had people through from the time I start to well after I am suppose to be done.

Jun 25, 2017 03:02 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Southern tradition.  Go to church, eat lunch, then visit Open Houses that afternoon.

I don't hold them anymore.  No ROI.

Jun 25, 2017 01:40 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

In my area, traditionally, it is 2-5 pm and 1-4 in winter times( does not really have too much sense since we do not have any winter). I'm hosting today 3-6 pm to escape a bit our Valley heat. 

Jun 25, 2017 11:12 AM
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

We do a 3-hour Open House, and it's usually afternoons - yesterday we had 3 groups come through, and the temperature high was '110' - so 'never say never' Coal Infantino.  One time we did a morning Open House (not in an age-restricted community), and no one came.  This was a family neighborhood with a school nearby, so we figured we might see some Moms about, but did not.  I do know other realtors that do morning Open Houses, but have not heard their feedback.

Jun 25, 2017 10:09 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

2 or 3 hours when I did them

Jun 25, 2017 09:14 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

In our areas, open houses are always on Sunday from 1 to 4. No other time brings out buyers.

Jun 26, 2017 05:35 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Usually in the afternoon and for three hours. But I only do 1-2 a year because they are pretty useless in my community.

Jun 26, 2017 05:33 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Typically either two or three hours.  And, everyone comes 5 minutes before the end.

Jun 26, 2017 05:22 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

When I hold open houses, they are usually two hours, starting at 1. I figure lunch is done by then, people are out and about running errands/etc at that time anyway. I also think if someone is truly interested in seeing the house, they'll be there between the advertised times, whatever they may be. An hour is probably long enough.

Jun 26, 2017 03:08 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

One hour ! 

Most of the time they are at the same time of another scheduled scheduled appointment. I call them impromptu open houses.

Jun 25, 2017 09:33 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Years ago when I did them, I'd experiment with times in different hoods.

I like weekday evenings in high traffic areas, weekends for harder to find. I did 11am-2pm on weekends.

Jun 25, 2017 09:24 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Coal Infantino - no more than two hours - most likely 90 minutes only!

Depending on my lunch time, either it is 11:30-1 or 2-3:30.

Jun 25, 2017 09:08 PM
Abby Stiller
SW Florida (239) 284-8637

2 to 3 hours, either Saturdays or Sundays

Jun 25, 2017 06:48 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

The typical time for open houses in our area is Sunday afternoon from 1-4. I do not hold open houses.

Jun 25, 2017 05:46 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

In Erie, PA most opens are 1-3. Traffic depends on many factors, price, location, interest and sometimes the weather or other events such as July 4 or Super Bowl Sunday

Jun 25, 2017 05:30 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

In our area 1-3 pm on Sunday and there are always stragglers so add an 1/2 hour.

Jun 25, 2017 04:13 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

11-2 unless an agent requests (and I agree) otherwise

Jun 25, 2017 03:23 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Two hours. 

Jun 25, 2017 01:43 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

As shrt as needed, I have a terrible time getting out. Last weekend I had a buyer who got lost made an offer.

Jun 25, 2017 01:32 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I like 1-3pm for me.  2 hour increments work well

Jun 25, 2017 11:16 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I've done between two and four hours. The most traffic is usually before end-time.

Jun 26, 2017 05:15 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Commonly they are  hours here, usually 1 - 4 or 2 - 5 on weekends. It's been quite a while since I have hosted one. I know some agents list evenings during the week, say 4 - 7, to get people coming home from work, etc.

Jun 25, 2017 08:55 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Assistants I work with generally work Sunday afternoon in 2 to 3 hours blocks. That seems to work in our area.

Jun 25, 2017 06:40 PM
Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS
The MJKelly Team - Santa Rosa, CA
"One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"

Once again--it depends. Weekdays can be compelling--especially if the open house is on a street to a school. Get the parents picking up the kids. This makes for a short duration open house. If it is well placed consider weekdays as many relocation folks are here during the business week and may head open to visit the family on the weekends. Also, a sneak preview earlier than the standard time for neighbors works. We did a large "mail-direct" invitation to a large agricultural area for a high end property JUST for the neighbors and got tremendous turnout and great upper end leads. Also, agents looking for buyers give yourself a raise and hold open higher priced, well located properties.

Jun 25, 2017 06:09 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I don't do open houses. But I don't think they need to be longer than 2 hours. Traffic activity is probably very local.

Jun 25, 2017 03:57 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Had one over this past weekend, and held it open from 12-3 pm and the house was FULL just before 2 and they did not leave until after 4 pm.

Jun 28, 2017 06:18 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

the best times for me was 12-3pm

Jun 26, 2017 10:24 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

12 to 3, most people come at 255

Jun 26, 2017 08:33 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Typically from 12-2 or 2-5.  Lately some of our agents are hosting them Friday afternoon from 5:30 - 7:30 with some pretty good response.

Jun 26, 2017 07:59 AM
Coal Infantino
Coldwell Banker - York, PA
Realtor specializing in south central PA

I find it so fascination how this group of all star agents always handle the same topic so differently.  Thank you for all the input and I am planning to use a few of your strategies in my own marketing plans.  

I typically run my open houses from 1-3. This allows for people to get out of church, wrap up brunch and get there in time.  I find that the 2 hour window funnels people into this time frame and makes my time more productive.  I prefer the buyers seeing each other to build a properties desirability.

The only time I change the window of 1-3 is football season.  I check the local schedule and plan around the home team.

Jun 26, 2017 07:05 AM