Costa Mesa's Neighborhood Blog: How to Have a Fun and Successful Open House

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How to Have a Fun and Successful Open House

How to Have a Fun and Successful Open House


Ice Cream Open House


There are many things that go into a successful open house.  Inviting neighbors, sending out postcards, online marketing, advertisements in the newspaper are all pretty typical of ways of advertising an open house, and these all help to make it successful.  But, there is more that goes into it.  


When we get ready for an open house, we plan different types of marketing. One of our favorite, is our ice cream truck.  It brings in kids, young and old to take a look.


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Comment balloon 4 commentsChristine Donovan • September 28 2014 10:05PM


Very innovative, Christine!  

     Is the Ice Cream Truck playing music?    Is the ice cream complimentary?  Is the truck there throughout the duration of the Open House?

Posted by Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate) over 6 years ago

 Fred - Thank you!


She plays music a little, but many cities and neighborhoods don't want the noice.  It is complimentary, and it's there throughout the open house.  


Feel free to call me with any other questions.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) over 6 years ago

That really is a great idea, Christine, especially in our market. The snowbirds will need to think for something comparable.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) over 6 years ago

Jane - We are fortunate enough to live in a place where ice cream is acceptable almost any day of the year.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) over 6 years ago

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