national open house -- should I open my house?
Sunday is National Open House where I guess there will be tons of open houses. It has been front page news here in my town for two nights in a row. My realtor can't host an open house Sunday for me because she chose another home to host. But when I asked if we should open my house she said that was fine as long as I host it myself or find a friend to do it. She said she'd provide road signs and flyers. It is very tempting because I've only had four showings in six weeks. I'm thinking I need traffic in here!
But should I be doing this -- hosting it myself? Or should I make an effort to find a friend who's not doing anything Sunday afternoon and maybe pay her? Since it's gotten lots of advertising there possibly could be a lot of people and I am a little worried about petty theft. My realtor said open houses rarely result in sales anyway. Advice?