Realtor CherimieCrane, of BallengerRealty in Beaufort,likens open houses to a beautypageant.
"Imagine your home in thebathing suit competition," iswhat she tells sellers to preparethem for the scrutinytheir property will undergo.
Open houses definitelywork, but only when the Realtorputs effort into them,said Crane, who closed 58sales last year and attributes36 percent of them to openhouses. A featured bloggeron the real estate networkActive Rain, she says clientshave the right to a first-classopen house.
"Realtors who don't believeopen houses work are reallysaying,