How to Prepare for 2012 Nationwide Open House Weekend

Mark your calendars!  Start making plans now!  The National Association of Realtors has announced that the 2012 Nationwide Open House Weekend is slated for April 28 and 29.  The 2012 event will be bigger and better then ever, with hundreds of thousands of Open Houses across the nation and currently in 13 other countries…  It’s gone global!

With plentiful inventory and record breaking housing affordability conditions, most industry insiders are expecting huge turnouts for this year’s event.  Don’t be left out. Start planning your open houses now!  If you haven’t already done it, the first thing you should do is take the National Association of Realtors free Open House Safety Course.  Next, start planning which houses you are going to have open.  You will also want to start marketing the event as soon as possible.  Here is a great post on the 10 Best Places to Advertise During National Open House Week.   Don’t become overwhelmed, Open Houses don’t have to be stressful! Here is a terrific Field Guide to Open Houses that is full of great tips, tricks, and techniques for hosting the best Open House Event!

If you read the material in the links above, you should be feeling confident about the success of your open houses.  But wait!  There is still one very important thing you should do.  Add your open house date and times to your Obeo Homesite Virtual Tour!  If you don’t know how, here is a tutorial:

1.) Go to http://admin.obeo.com/login and login with your Obeo username and password.

 

2.) Once logged in, look down the page for the blue bar heading “Manage Virtual Tours”.  Here in step 1, select the tour you want to create a video for, then in step 2 select “Edit Tour Details/Information” from the drop down box. Click the orange “Go” button.

3.) Under the blue  “edit tour details” bar, click on the  link called “Open House”.

4.) Add your Open House date and time, then click the SAVE CHANGES button.

5.) Your Open House date and time will now be featured on your Obeo Homesite Virtual Tour!

Best of luck with this year’s National Open House Week!

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