The National Association of Realtors has set April 20 & 21 to be “Nationwide Open House Weekend,” in which Realtors® across the country will host the nation’s largest open house event, bringing value to both buyers and sellers and providing an opportunity for real estate professionals to connect with consumers in their communities to address the housing issues that matter most to them.
Hawaii Island Realtors (through its Public Relations and Caravan committees) is hoping to promote the event island-wide, and is inviting agents to host an open house on Saturday, April 20 and/or Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The goal is to have 30-40 open houses that weekend as part of efforts to promote home ownership.
The HIR website will feature a special webpage with a list of homes on open house, which will be referenced in promotions and on flyers containing a list of all the houses that are showing that day. If there are drawings or other incentives for folks to show up that day, they will be promoted as well.
To be included, please fill out the online form on the HIR website, or email HIR at email@example.com with the MLS number of the house and day that they will be showing. HIR hopes to have a draft of the list of agents and homes participating by March 29.
If a newer agents need advice about how to host an open house, Greg Denker of the HIR caravan committee will be able to share some helpful information. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HIR is also encouraging participants to advertise in the Tribune Herald. The deadline for advertising in the Tribune for Nationwide Open House Weekend is Tuesday, April 16, 2013. The cost is approx $139.00 per entry. Of course, you can also post open houses on REsearch!