MIAMI – (RealEstateRama) — The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) is organizing South Florida’s biggest open house weekend of the year for December 8-9. MIAMI expects more than 2,000 properties at every price range to host open houses in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties. More than $1 billion in houses and condos are participating. View listings: SouthFloridaOpenHouseWeekend.com
“South Florida Open House Weekend is timed for the same time as Art Basel Miami Beach 2018 and Miami Art Week,” MIAMI Chairman of the Board George C. Jalil said. “More than 70,000 visitors and $500 million in economic impact is coming to Miami and we are using the opportunity to showcase our incredible Miami real estate market.”
Open Houses Sell Properties
Open houses have long been proven effective in selling homes. Open houses, especially in the first few weeks when the home is on the market, make it convenient for the buyers to come and see the house without an appointment. With the holidays approaching, more home buyers are taking time off work to visit open houses.
With more people searching for homes via the Internet, buyers are now walking into open houses knowing about the property’s neighborhood and schools. Many buyers are seeking open houses because they are ready to draw up a contract, especially in a high-demand market like Miami.
MIAMI offers its members many services to enhance their open houses. MIAMI products & services available: www.miamirealtors.com/services. In addition, MIAMI has held RPR open houses tips & tricks, iUSE photography and Property Panomra’s courses and webinars this week.
The 2017 National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers found that 7 percent of buyers found the home they purchased from a yard sign or open house. But the data didn’t split out yard signs from open houses.
MIAMI’s First Open House Weekend Brought Major Exposure to Listings
This is MIAMI’s second South Florida Open House Weekend. MIAMI hosted its first South Florida open house weekend on September 15-16. More than 1,611 MIAMI properties participated. The listings got major exposure with more than 3,100-page views with an average of 4 minutes and 44 seconds per visit.
MIAMI also organizes MIAMI Broker open houses.