It is a myth that we need to hold houses open to sell them. If you need or want to sell your house but do not want to have open houses we have sold a few houses this month very quickly without having open houses.
It is Sunday and there are a few open houses today but not many.
Data from Friday shows that private home showings are actually trending up. I don’t want to paint an overly rosy picture because things are changing quickly but there is a lot of activity in the real estate market.
When agents bring buyers to private showings those buyers are pre-approved by a lender and ready to buy they are not just looking.
If you need to sell a house that isn’t being lived in right now I can’t think of any reason not to. Demand for houses especially those priced under $250,000 is extremely strong right now.
We don’t even need to meet in person to put a house on the market or to accept an offer. So far, home inspectors, appraisers, and loan officers are still working.
I will not recommend that buyers make offers on houses without touring them in person first. We can set up private tours for a home that are on the market and do it safely.
Open houses are not worth the risk especially considering that they are not a necessary part of the sales process.