Pitchin' the Hood Again!
Next week is our third annual Walnut Hills Yard Sale Event but this year I've added an open house day. The idea being that we have much foot traffic and drive through traffic for three days which gives plenty of people the opportunity to see "Open House Sunday" signs in the yards of those properties participating in the event. We have never done anything like this before but it really makes sense for a neighborhood to host an annual OPEN HOUSE DAY if you want to promote the neighborhood and reduce the number of "For Sale "signs dotted about the streets. We produce a map with all the yard sales and open house locations listed to make navigation about the area easier for visitors. The map works really well for the yard sales. People tend to migrate to the streets with the largest concentration of dots first and then to the area with the next highest cluster and so on. I am hoping to get between 10 and 20 open houses for the day. We are close to the lower number at present, which is good for a first time event. I expect a bunch of realtors will wait until the last minute before they sign up. Just like waiting until the week before a listing expires to try to sell your house!