Agents! What are your go-to open house moves!? Are you the type who brings the cookies? The little booties to cover dirty shoes? What about music? Do you have a designated playlist?
I got this idea from another agent. He was a top producer in the office, has a successful real estate career, and never strayed from conducting open houses. He had the idea of creating a playlist specifically for open houses and the songs on the list would be about, or mention, home.
Genius! Nothing like a little reverse psychology!
I love music! I’m not too picky - if you were to scroll through my playlists on Spotify, you would find it’s pretty well rounded. All that to say, I tried to work with several genres. From Motley Crue to Sam Cooke… even a little Zepplin! ( I LOVE Zepplin!!) Here are a few of my favorites that you should definitely consider adding to your Open House Playlist.
Fun/Poppy/Makes You Want to Dance
-Burning Down the House, Talking Heads
-My House, Flo Rida
-House Party, Sam hunt
-Take Me Home Tonight, Eddie Money
-Walk Me Home, P!nk
-Home, Edward Sharpes & The Magnetic Zeros
-On The Way Home, John Mayer
-Take Me Home - John Denver
-We’re Going Home, Vance Joy
-I Feel Home, O.A.R.
-Homeward Bound, Simon & Garfunkel
-Hard Way Home, Brandi Carlile
-Coming Home, leon Bridges
-Bring It On Home to Me, Sam Cooke
-Take Me Home, Phil Collins
-Home Sweet Home, Motley Crue
-Won’t Go Home Without You, Maroon 5
-Pink Houses, John Mellencamp
-Houses of the Holy, Led Zepplin
Country (which is actually my lease favorite genre, but we’re trying to keep this well-rounded, right!?)
-Homegrown, Zac Brown Band
-Coming Home, Keith Urban, Julia Michaels
-Homemade, Jake Owen
-The House That Built Me, Miranda Lambert
Honorable Mention (I wasn’t sure where to put these and or they’re duplicate artists, but these songs definitely are worth taking a listen to!)
-Small Town, John Mellencamp
-This is Home, Switchfoot
-Home Life, John Mayer
-On The Way Home, John Mayer
-Hold On, We’re Going Home, Drake
-Home, Phillip Phillips
-Mama I’m Coming Home, Ozzy Osbourne
-(Back Home Again In) Indiana - so many great renditions of this!
This open house playlist of mine has a running time of 2:05. PERFECT for the average open house here in Central Indiana. I hope you agree that there is a little bit of something for everyone on this playlist. Set yours up today, put it on shuffle, and let the subliminal messages do their thing. ;)
PS: Here is a link to my open house playlist, which I affectionately titled “Home, Home, Home”
I probably should tell you that I am an FPG agent and our Social Media Coordinator. I’m a boy mom for life and constantly chasing messes (when I’m not breaking up fights!) and truly love serving my community by way of real estate. I get to meet and help so many amazing people around town! It has been an awesome career. Now as the brokerage’s Social Media Coordinator, I get to brag about how awesome our city and people are. Win win.
My husband and I were referred to FPG when we returned home to Indiana. I was drawn to their way of doing business and when I was offered an opportunity to join them the choice was easy! If you’re thinking of a career in real estate, or one with Ferris Property Group, we’d love to talk.
- Kate Sowles