I have to admit that when I was a real estate broker, I drug my feet when it came to doing open houses. Most people in our area didn't use open houses as a way to look at available properties, and sitting for four hours on a Saturday or Sunday with no one showing up seemed like a monumental waste of time.
When we spent some time in SW Florida this winter, we observed the open house world there, and realized that a lot of people spent their weekends driving around looking at open houses. Lots of buyers down there during "the season" when folks from the wintery north decide maybe they should BUY a place in the sunbelt. Renting gets more expensive every year, and a lot of the people looking at open houses were looking for a rental for the 2015 season.
So in an attempt to leave no stone unturned in our attempts to help the folks sell their house here on Lake Eufaula, we are holding both their house and ours open every weekend in March. We know people in this area haven't gotten accustomed to viewing open houses, but maybe things have changed here too.
The weather is cooperating - gorgeous sunshine - the houses look great, the lake is beautiful and calm, and we're home anyway, so bring on the buyers!
See the link to details on the houses: