Tag: open houses

  • 5 Things to Know About Open Houses

    5 Things to Know About Open Houses

    Open houses are a great source of information about the property, neighborhood and local markets. Nearly half of real-estate buyers go to one. Continue Reading

  • If This California Open House Is Evidence, Housing Boom Is Back (VIDEO)

    WATCH: Frenzied California Open House Shows Housing Is Back

    Watch this frenzy of homebuyers flocking to this open house in California, and tell us that there's any doubt the housing market is back. Continue Reading

  • Open Houses: How to Gauge the Market on a Home Tour

    Open Houses Are About Looking at More Than Just the Homes

    Smart homebuyers do more at an open house than just check out a home's color scheme. Here's what you can learn by observing other shoppers and the real estate agent. Continue Reading

  • Open Houses of the Week: June 23-24

    Open Houses of the Week: June 23-24

    There's nothing quite like the lure of an open house sign. Granted, you might not be in the neighborhood (or tax bracket) for many of these outstanding properties, but there's still plenty to admire -- even from the comfort of your swivel chair. From coast to coast -- and everything in-between -- we lay down... Continue Reading

  • Open Houses of the Week: March 17-18

    Open Houses of the Week: March 17-18

    There's nothing quite like the lure of an open house sign. Granted, you might not be in the neighborhood (or tax bracket) for many of these outstanding properties, but there's still plenty to admire -- even from the comfort of your swivel chair. From coast to coast, and everything in-between, we lay down the... Continue Reading

  • Open Houses of the Week: March 2-4

    Open Houses of the Week: March 2-4

    There's nothing quite like the lure of an open house sign. Granted, you might not be in the neighborhood (or tax bracket) for many of these outstanding properties, but there's still plenty to admire -- even from the comfort of your swivel chair. From coast to coast, and everything in-between, we lay down the... Continue Reading

  • Open Houses of the Week: Jan. 27-29

    Open Houses of the Week: Jan. 27-29

    There's something about that "Open House" sign that acts like a magnet. Whether you're looking for a new place to live, keeping tabs on real estate in your neighborhood, or just angling for a sneak peek at someone else's private domain, the lure of an open door is strong indeed. From a sumptuous mansion in the... Continue Reading

  • Open Houses of the Week: Jan. 20-24

    Open Houses of the Week: Jan. 20-24

    There's something about that "Open House" sign that acts like a magnet. Whether you're looking for a new place to live, keeping tabs on real estate in your neighborhood, or just angling for a sneak peek at someone else's private domain, the lure of an open door is strong indeed. From a gorgeous Tudor just... Continue Reading

  • Open Houses of the Week: Jan. 7-8

    Open Houses of the Week: Jan. 7-8

    There's something about that "Open House" sign that acts like a magnet. Whether you're looking for a new place to live, keeping tabs on real estate in your neighborhood, or just angling for a sneak peek at someone else's private domain, the lure of an open door is strong indeed. Kick off the new year with a... Continue Reading

  • Open Houses of the Week: Dec. 17-18

    Open Houses of the Week: Dec. 17-18

    There's something about that "Open House" sign that acts like a magnet. Whether you're looking for a new place to live, keeping tabs on real estate in your neighborhood, or just angling for a sneak peek at someone else's private domain, the lure of an open door is strong indeed. With the holidays fast... Continue Reading

  • Open Houses of the Week: The Best-Run States

    Open Houses of the Week: The Best-Run States

    There's something about that "Open House" sign that acts like a magnet. Whether you're looking for a new place to live, keeping tabs on real estate in your neighborhood, or just angling for a sneak peek at someone else's private domain, the lure of an open door is strong indeed. This week, we delve into 24/7... Continue Reading

  • Open Houses of the Week: Veterans Day Special

    Open Houses of the Week: Veterans Day Special

    There's something about that "Open House" sign that acts like a magnet. Whether you're looking for a new place to live, keeping tabs on real estate in your neighborhood, or just angling for a sneak peek at someone else's private domain, the lure of an open door is strong indeed. In honor of Veterans Day, this... Continue Reading

  • Open Houses of the Week: Trick or Treat Edition

    Open Houses of the Week: Trick or Treat Edition

    There's something about that "Open House" sign that acts like a magnet. Whether you're looking for a new place to live, keeping tabs on real estate in your neighborhood, or just angling for a sneak peek at someone else's private domain, the lure of an open door is undeniable. With Halloween around the corner,... Continue Reading

  • Open Houses of the Week: Markets on the Rise

    Open Houses of the Week: Markets on the Rise

    There's something about that "Open House" sign that acts like a magnet. Whether you're looking for a new place to live, keeping tabs on real estate in your neighborhood, or just angling for a sneak peek at someone else's private domain, the lure of an open door is powerful. This week, we look at open houses in... Continue Reading

  • Latest Open House Bait: Botox and Thai Massages

    Latest Open House Bait: Botox and Thai Massages

    With the real estate market in the doldrums -- and many agents leaving the business because of it -- getting those left to come to Realtor open houses has become an art of one-upmanship. We've seen catered affairs that put weddings to shame, live music, and gourmet cakes in the shape of the house decorated... Continue Reading

  • Best Fall Open Houses: Sept. 24-25

    Best Fall Open Houses: Sept. 24-25

    There's something about that "Open House" sign that acts like a magnet. Whether you're looking for a new place to live, keeping tabs on real estate in your neighborhood, or just angling for a sneak peek at someone else's private domain, the lure of an open door is powerful. On this, the first official weekend... Continue Reading

  • Open Houses of the Week: Sept. 17-18

    Open Houses of the Week: Sept. 17-18

    There's something about that "Open House" sign that acts like a magnet. Whether you're looking for a new place to live, keeping tabs on real estate in your neighborhood, or just angling for a sneak peek at someone else's private domain, the lure of an open door is powerful. This weekend we round up open houses... Continue Reading

  • Video House Tours: Have They Gone Too Far?

    Video House Tours: Have They Gone Too Far?

    Some real estate agents are looking to transform the industry by turning virtual video house tours into online mini-movies, complete with actors -- or just starring themselves. Video house tours are said to help peak a buyer's interest in a property. In fact, the 2010 National Assocation of Realtors Profile of... Continue Reading

  • Super Bowl Sunday: Good Day for Open Houses?

    Super Bowl Sunday: Good Day for Open Houses?

    Home sellers and buyers expect Sunday open houses, but when it comes to Super Bowl Sunday, things can get a little dicey. There are some determined buyers (and perhaps desperate sellers) who are willing to venture an open house on Feb. 6. And why not? After all, the game doesn't start until the evening, after... Continue Reading

  • Open House: When It's Worth It -- or Not

    Open House: When It's Worth It -- or Not

    To help sell her Austin, Texas condo, Tara Akins held a series of weekend open houses. Despite the fact that they were "well attended," according to her real estate agent, the eventual buyer came not from one of the open houses but through a private showing. For many sellers, that's how the home-selling process... Continue Reading

  • How to Spring Clean for a Successful Home Sale

    How to Spring Clean for a Successful Home Sale

    Putting your house on the market? Before the "For Sale" sign goes up, give your property the ultimate spring cleaning. When it comes to showcasing your home for sale, there's no such thing as a house that's too clean. "The house has got be cleaner than Christmas," advises Los Angeles-based Sotheby's real... Continue Reading

  • Rich Stoop to

    Rich Stoop to "Open Mansions"

    "How'd you get so rich?!" Now Angelenos have a new reason to get off the sofa, onto the freeway, and ask that question. In an unusual move, Los Angeles real estate agents are hosting the mansion version of open houses, reports The Los Angeles Times. The public is free to come inside and see properties marketed... Continue Reading