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Praful Thakkar, Metro Boston Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners)

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Dan Tabit
Keller Williams Bellevue - Sammamish, WA

It happens, but at least you're making contacts with the neighbors. 

Jul 01, 2018 11:07 PM
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Nosy neighbors often have friends and relatives that want to move to the area.

Jul 02, 2018 05:36 AM
Rainmaker
564,494
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

I always get at least a 'few' neighbors that stop by and sometimes neighbors are the best source of marketing...they may know others that are interested in purchasing in the same neighborhood.

Jul 02, 2018 05:05 AM
Rainmaker
921,504
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I am counting on the 'nosy neighbors' to be attendees at the 1st open house.

Knowing that allows the hosting agent to create a very specific purpose and implement the correct strategy to benefit from all these nosy homeowners.

 

Jul 02, 2018 04:40 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

That has not happened yet. If it did, I would certainly make sure the neighbors are thinking about what friends and family members they would like to move into the area. 

Jul 02, 2018 02:42 AM
Rainmaker
544,014
Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Nosy neighbors are good. They are listing leads.

Jul 02, 2018 05:52 AM
Rainmaker
1,030,139
Ritu Desai 703-625-4949
Samson Properties - Chantilly, VA
Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor

At the 1st open depending on the neighborhood in a high turn over neighborhood many stops by. Other areas not so many. 

Jul 02, 2018 04:09 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Those neighbors could be some to the best referral sources.

Jul 02, 2018 06:29 AM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I wish we knew

Jul 02, 2018 04:10 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

If I don't get the house sold at the open, meeting the neighbors is the next best thing!

I often host a 'neighbor open' prior to my public open so that they don't take my attention away from the potential buyers (during the public open)!

Jul 02, 2018 06:27 AM
Rainmaker
1,574,666
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Nosy neighbors is the bulk of my visitors when I first listed a property.

Jul 02, 2018 06:09 AM
Rainmaker
3,416,038
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Most guests art an open house seem to be neighbors. It is not all bad as it could be future listings and they may know someone who wants to buy

Jul 02, 2018 05:29 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Told you not to bother, that does it for the reason.

Jul 02, 2018 05:16 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I can't recall ever having just neighbors but I do recall some who referred to themselves as 'just nosy neighbors' .  I don't see this as a problem but as an opportunity to learn.

 

Jul 02, 2018 06:48 AM
Rainmaker
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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

Back when I did them, 99.99% of the time.

Jul 02, 2018 06:20 AM
Rainmaker
1,202,382
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Not usually. I do canvas the neighborhood and give a listing flyer. 

Jul 02, 2018 06:19 AM
Rainmaker
913,818
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Seems like a small % as many of the neighbors have been in the house before and know what it looks like. I don't care if they nose. They might mention that it's for sale and could attract an interested buyer.

Jul 02, 2018 04:38 AM
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1,390,113
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

It's a great way to sell your services to others who are planning to sell their homes.

Jul 02, 2018 04:37 AM
Rainmaker
5,115,252
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

As I don't do open houses, I can't give you a number. 

Jul 02, 2018 04:31 AM
Rainmaker
4,434,177
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Not often.

Jul 02, 2018 03:22 AM
Rainmaker
766,569
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

If I'm holding an open house just getting people through the door is satisfactory.  I have sold one home directly from my open house and it wasn't the house being held open.  Lookie Loos are welcome as activity creates activity.  Well over 50% are not going to buy or sell within the next six months.

Jul 01, 2018 10:16 PM
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87,920
Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
Prime Properties - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Experience Your Own Transformation!

Usually most neighbors come the very first open house. 

Jul 02, 2018 11:26 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

All who enter an open house do so with their noses....

Jul 02, 2018 10:50 AM
Rainmaker
759,785
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Although some may be nosy it always pays to do your due diligence. Maybe there's a neighbor who want to sell there & you can make a valuable contact for the present or future. Maybe one has family or friends moving back to the area & they would love to live on the same block. It never hurts to do a little investigating into people's motives. 

Jul 02, 2018 10:14 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Those "nosy neighbors" are frequently my best resource for Buyers. I wish at times that they were ALL I had at an OH. You want a great event that sells the home? Invite the neighbors!

Jul 02, 2018 09:42 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

The first and second open houses are almost always 80%-100% neighbors.

Jul 02, 2018 09:17 AM
Rainmaker
4,964,651
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Probably 50% of the people.

 

Jul 02, 2018 08:54 AM
Rainmaker
5,583,328
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we consider every visitor a future piece of business.... we treat each of them as we would a visitor who needs to buy asap.....

Jul 02, 2018 08:16 AM
Rainer
252,600
Macy Babb ... North Georgia Realtor
Re/Max Around Atlanta Realtor - 404-234-6166 - Cartersville, GA
Realtor, SFR, HUD/REO Certified

I think they are often coming thru, my Open House this past weekend, had 4 neighbors and one wants to list, so bring on the neighbors! Had 10 other showings, from drive bys and agents bringing clients by...so neighbors we around 30% for me on that one

Jul 02, 2018 07:21 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Neighbors are always curious but I never had a time when ALL the guests were neighbors. 

Jul 02, 2018 07:18 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Never, it's always a mix. I like having neighbors - they may know someone who wants to buy or sell, or perhaps will themselves

Jul 02, 2018 07:04 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Did not happen yesterday at our open house, but the flow of traffic was light.

Jul 02, 2018 07:04 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

It has never happened to me, yet

Jul 02, 2018 06:59 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

That what usually happens on a Holiday weekend... but I don't mind neighbours coming in.. they have friends, or relatives who may be looking in the neighbourhood.... you never know where your next sale is coming from.

Jul 02, 2018 06:36 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

It happens, and I would treat them courteously.. I helped out one of our clients at an open house.  I ended up talking to the neighbors, and they started telling me that they wanted to sell their home....and our client did get the lising...don't ever dismiss anyone as nosy!  A

Jul 02, 2018 06:29 AM
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Dan Tabit nailed this one!

Jul 02, 2018 05:44 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

All the time

Jul 02, 2018 05:00 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Turn them into an extension of your sales force, send them out to help find their new neighbors for you.

Jul 02, 2018 03:30 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Usually, the first hour of the first open is all neighbors.  I rarely do open homes these days.  

Jul 02, 2018 12:25 PM
Rainmaker
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Neighbors do want to satisfy their curiosity. In fact, we want them to visit and we want to impress them with our professionalism and skill so that they will think of us when it is time for them to sell.

Having said that, an all-neighbor open house would be a first for me, Praful Thakkar 

Jul 02, 2018 06:50 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Sometimes that is all you get are nosy neighbors. And, sometimes they tell a friend who becomes the buyer

Jul 02, 2018 06:23 AM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

It happens!  The good news?  Maybe one of the neighbors will be selling their home soon and hire you to list, sell and then buy another house!

Jul 02, 2018 07:21 PM
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Abby Stiller
TOP SELLING REALTY - Cape Coral, FL
SW Florida (239) 284-8637

Often, but now on will follow Debe Maxwell, CRS idea

Jul 02, 2018 05:13 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Often. You hope someone next door is looking for a realtor....

Jul 02, 2018 12:55 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Most of the time and the biggest reason for not doing them anmore

Jul 02, 2018 06:29 PM
Rainmaker
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I think that masy be the point of open houses.

Jul 02, 2018 03:47 PM
Rainmaker
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Sharon & Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette, IN - Lafayette, IN
West Lafayette homes for sale

Praful, I don't believe this has ever happened to us, but when neighbors do drop in we welcome them warmly as it could be a future listing!!!!

Jul 08, 2018 10:34 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Many times.

Jul 06, 2018 06:46 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

frequently

Jul 05, 2018 08:27 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I don't mind when the Neighbors come see my open house because it gets the word out about my listing. I have sold many homes to friends of friends.

Jul 02, 2018 09:42 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  They are still potential clients, or they may know someone who is buying or selling a house.

Jul 02, 2018 09:22 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have had a few open houses that only had the neighbors and I take the time to find out if they will be selling in the future so didn't feel it was a waste.

Jul 02, 2018 08:45 PM