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Old 07-19-2012, 07:19 PM   #1
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has anyone done an open house event that welcomes everyone to come and visit the project site? announce to everyone that there will be an open house coming up kind of thing. if so, how do you guys setup the outside lawn area?
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You better check with your insurance company. Sometimes this is a big no no to have others come onto your site

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Watching from sidewalk?
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Watching from sidewalk?
Some local jurisdictions put the responsibilty of the sidewalk on the homeowners (maintenance, etc.) I know it sounds stupid (because it is) but you may still be required to have the guest sign a waiver.

Insurance companies always want a way out. I wouldn't stress about it too much if I were you but if you are going to have a legit event, it may be worth asking.

When I worked for a large GC, I remember sitting in a meeting with the insurance agents and talking about this very thing. They stressed about getting waivers signed and making sure PPE was available.

It really sucked.
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I have done Realtor open houses where we try to sell our services ( pool home ).
Just getting your name out there.................
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I have never done that but I have a realtor buddy of mine who puts a small stack of my cards on the table with all the other realtors. That believe it or not has turned some large projects for us. People move into the new home from out of town and whammy right there in their face is the "Doctor"
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You should definitely contact your insurance company. Their requirements might very well put you off as they tend to be a headache.
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We'll discount the project if, once it's complete, the HO is willing to have a BBQ with some (at least 10) home owning people over. We supply the food, grill man, and beverages and they HO gets to show off their improvement. We don't do a presentation or anything. Just being available to answer questions and we'll lay out some capture cards to get HO's information to follow-up on later. Works well...
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I have done Realtor open houses where we try to sell our services ( pool home ).
Just getting your name out there.................
Isn't that illegal or against company policy? In these parts realtors represent a single company and would NEVER allow that or endorse a different company unrelated to selling a home under contract. Also, the home is owned by a private individual, did you get permission from him/her to hang out at an open house?

Sounds fishy. Of course, in this economy when a realtor has an open house nobody shows up.....including the realtor. Lol

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