When Will In-Person Open Houses Return to HAR.com?
The HRIS board (which is over HAR.com and the MLS) voted to begin displaying in-person open houses again when the governor declares Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan. That is expected to be Monday, May 18, assuming the numbers he is reviewing look like progress is being made. We have everything in place to be able to immediately reenable the entering of in-person open houses in Matrix and the display of them on HAR.com as soon as he declares Phase 2.
In the meantime, we are recommending that any REALTOR who holds an in-person open house also consider doing a Virtual Open House (www.har.com/virtual). There is still a significant part of the population that is not yet ready to go to an in-person open house, so holding a Virtual Open House as well allows you to reach both groups of people, which maximizes your exposure to potential buyers. Plus, the Virtual Open House is recorded so interested consumers can view the property outside of just the hours you are holding the in-person open house. To date, 634 Virtual Open Houses have been held with nearly 4,200 people in virtual attendance.