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Do Open Houses Still Work?

Buyers are using the internet to search for properties more than ever before. In some cases, they can even go on a “virtual” tour of a home using their smartphone or desktop computer. So, you might be wondering if the oldfashioned Open House still works these days? The answer is yes. Otherwise, you wouldn’t see them advertised.

If Open Houses didn’t work, no one would be doing them! No matter how good the internet gets, it can’t compete with a buyer being able to visit a property in person, walk through the rooms, stand in the backyard and imagine himself BBQ-ing with his family, stroll the area, and meet neighbours.

An Open House makes it easy for buyers to do just that. It’s an open invitation for them to come by at a specific date and time, to see the property and chat with the REALTOR.

It’s a casual environment, which many buyers prefer. Some buyers, in fact, are more comfortable going to an Open House before scheduling a private viewing.

Will you need an Open House to sell your home? That depends on a lot of factors.

When I work with clients, I put together a marketing plan designed to sell the property quickly and for the best price possible. Depending on the circumstances, that may or may not include an Open House.

If you have questions about what would be involved in a quick and successful sale of your home, contact me. I’d be happy to chat and answer your questions.




  • “Janice is awesome. I’m very impressed both with her integrity and knowledge of the Toronto real estate market. She’s also a very nice, genuine person and that really makes a difference these days."

    Doug Robertson
  • “When I went to sell my house, that we had built 22 years prior, Janice was Professional, knew what had to be done to make the sale. It went very well, we had 1 open house for the agents and the house was sold the very next day. I call that knowing your business.”

    Shari Burrow
  • She sold my mothers home in a time of need and was very sensitive to out needs. She outdid herself in selling my mothers million dollar home quick and for a great price in record time."

    Shari Burrow
  • “Although I have never worked with Janice or hired her, she has sent me real estate information for about 12 years. I find her to be very informative and knowledgeable about homes in my community. I would hire her if and when I decide to sell my house. Denny McCusker”

    Denny McCusker
  • Janice has been very knowleadgeable and helpful when selling my home. She satisfied the needs of both the seller and the buyer.