showings -open-house

You’re right: Open Houses are currently banned by the government because of the pandemic. While you should discuss having multiple showings in a single day with your salesperson, back-to-back showings and Open Houses are not safe or practical.

A Toronto brokerage known as The RedPin has shared an opinion of the effectiveness of Open Houses.  They state that the ritual of holding an open house attracts many potential buyers, however, Open Houses only account for 5% of sales.  Sales reps hold Open Houses to attract new clients, but many open houses also attract nosy neighbours and “lookie-loos” out for some free weekend entertainment.