Yesterday I held a Realtor Open House in a popular Brandon MS neighborhood (Crossgates). Several Realtors combined efforts to open our listings for two hours to let agents tour the properties, have lunch, and register for door prizes. A preferred lender sponsored my door prize and accompanied me to the open house.
About 30 minutes into the open house, there was a loud, persistent knock at the door. When I answered, a REAL LIVE PROSPECT asked if he could look at the home. I explained it was for Realtors only, and asked if he could schedule an appointment to return later.
Are you kidding me? ha!
I welcomed him inside to take a look and proceeded to show him the property.
He appeared genuinely impressed and we exchanged contact information, He mentioned he would need to sell his current home, and he was interested in knowing what his payments would be on the new house.
I could have given him an approximate figure, but as luck would have it, my lender was on-site to answer his questions.
The day could not have turned out better. Mr. Prospect and his wife have made arrangements to tour the home again this weekend, and his current home, a 3 BR/2 Bath, 1300 square foot home should sell quickly if priced right.
Since most of us have war stories about how disastrous Open Houses can be, I thought I would share this success story with you.
I will keep you posted.
Pat Starnes, a Realtor since 1988, specializes in Mississippi Residential Real Estate and can assist you with buying or selling in the Jackson MS Metro area.
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Written and Published by Pat Starnes REALTOR
Pat specializes in Residential and New Home Sales
Primary Service Area:
Brandon, Pearl, Ridgeland, Flowood and the Ross Barnett Reservoir area
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