Realtor’s “Traveling Home Show” Reinvents the Residential Open House Concept; New Style of Open House Set to Debut November 9th

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Turning the traditional residential Open House concept on its ear, Dawn M. Barclay, an Associate Broker with Keller Williams Hudson Valley Realty (Rockland, Orange and Westchester Counties, NY), will debut a “Traveling Home Show” concept of an Open House on November 9, 2014.

Dawn Barclay of Keller Williams to debut new style of Home Show/Open House

Dawn Barclay of Keller Williams to debut new style of Home Show/Open House

I wanted to offer the buyer so much more value for their time,” explained Barclay, a 15-year real estate veteran.

Turning the traditional residential Open House concept on its ear, Dawn M. Barclay, a local Associate Broker with Keller Williams Hudson Valley Realty (Rockland, Orange and Westchester Counties, NY) will debut a “Traveling Home Show” concept of an Open House on November 9, 2014.

“Most Open Houses are just that—an opportunity for a prospective buyer to see the home in person during a weekend afternoon. I wanted to offer the buyer so much more value for their time,” explained Barclay, a 15-year real estate veteran who specializes in selling homes that other agents or home owners could not sell on their own. At a ‘Dawn Barclay Traveling Home Show,’ along with consulting with Dawn, buyers will have the opportunity to meet professionals involved in all facets of the home buying process. There is no cost for the buyer to attend. While the line-up may change from week to week, depending on availability, buyers will be able to speak directly to a real estate attorneys, mortgage professionals, moving companies, interior decorators, home inspectors, contractors, landscape artists and more—anyone who might be involved in the home buying or renovating process. “Whether or not the buyer buys the particular home they are visiting, the visit still gives them the opportunity to make connections with trusted professionals that they might not have known how or where to meet otherwise,” said Barclay.

These Affiliates may be able to offer advice on site that can help buyers make a purchase decision,” added Barclay. “Say you visit the house, love it but want to add on an addition or redo a bathroom. A contractor on hand might be able to give you an immediate estimate of what that might cost you. A mortgage professional might be able to advise what you can afford, and even start the pre-qualification process on the spot. And an interior decorator might suggest how your furniture could be positioned in the home in question,” she said.

In addition to offering refreshments, Barclay anticipates that the on-site Affiliates will offer specials discounts or incentives, available only to visitors at those events who join the vendor’s mailing list. “That’s a win-win for everyone involved,” she noted.

For the home seller, the opportunity to host a ‘Dawn Barclay Traveling Home Show’ means much greater exposure for their home. “If a buyer is searching in that particular neighborhood, why wouldn’t they choose to go first to the Open House that will be heavily promoted to offer more than just a quick walk-through? It’s a great chance for a home seller to maximize their attendance without a hard sell approach.” To host one of these Traveling Home Shows, home sellers must have their homes listed through Dawn M. Barclay at Keller Williams Hudson Valley Realty.

The first of a series of ‘Dawn Barclay Traveling Home Shows’ to be held throughout the Hudson Valley will be held November 9, 2014 from 1-4pm at 100 Hidden Drive in Monroe, NY. This 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,800+ square foot Chalet-Style home is set on over 6 acres of private property with walls of windows and a huge deck offering incredible views of Sugar Loaf Mountain. The home is priced at $379,000. Future Traveling Home Shows are tentatively scheduled for 1 Cutler Court in Suffern (4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, $649,000) and 60 Farries Avenue in Florida (4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, $270,000). Updates will be posted at http://www.TravelingHomeShow.com.

For more information on this particular event or the Dawn Barclay Traveling Home Show concept in general, please contact Dawn M. Barclay at 845-893-0173 or at dawnbarclayrealtor@gmail.com. All homes available for purchase on the Hudson Gateway MLS can be seen at http://www.UniqueHudsonValleyHomes.com.

Keller Williams Hudson Valley Realty is located at 18 Laurel Road in New City, NY and can be reached by calling (845) 639-0300.

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