FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LIBOR Hosts 6th Annual Long Island & Queens REALTOR® Open House Weekend


Join REALTORS® across Long Island and Queens on Saturday and Sunday, April 18th and 19th, 2015, for the grandest Open House Weekend event of the year.  Open houses, open doors to homeownership!

The weekend is organized by the Long Island Board of REALTORS® (LIBOR) in an effort to unite REALTORS® as they host thousands of open houses, while engaging consumers on the benefits of homeownership and bringing buyers and sellers together.

The Long Island & Queens REALTOR® Open House Weekend offers buyers a stress-free way to visit homes for sale in different neighborhoods where they might want to live. For sellers, the weekend provides a high-visibility effort to promote traffic and drive home sales.

“Spring is typically a busy season when it comes to real estate, especially after the extreme weather conditions that this winter brought.  It is a time when more properties become available and when buyers are most active.  Open houses are a key to success in the Spring market, and are a boost to spring home-buying activity.  To celebrate spring and kick-off the season, REALTORS® throughout Long Island and Queens are taking part in REALTOR® Open House Weekend,” said Laura Copersino, 2015 LIBOR President.

According to data from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the months between April and July are when the most house sales take place. Many homeowners choose this time of year to sell their homes as it is vacation time and there is nicer weather. Buyers are often reluctant to uproot themselves while their children are in school and when the weather makes moving difficult. Given the number of houses on the market during spring, it can be an optimal time for house hunting.  During REALTOR® Open House weekend, buyers can have a greater chance of finding the home of their dreams. 

REALTORS® will be present at the open houses to offer expert insight into the local housing market and answer questions from consumers concerning the home buying and selling process.  There will be thousands of open houses for you to attend, throughout Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens Counties. In an effort to motivate would be buyers to attend your open houses that weekend, LIBOR will be giving away $1,500 to three (one in Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties) lucky Open House attendees. Although there is no purchase necessary to enter the sweepstakes, we hope that the recipients use the funds towards the purchase of their new home.  Visit www.lirealtor.com/hom for a list of participating offices in your local area. 

“The Long Island and Queens REALTOR® Open House Weekend promotes the convenience of the open house for both buyers and sellers.  This event creates great opportunity for buyers to see what is available to them and for sellers to get maximum exposure for their properties.” said Copersino.  “Also, working with a REALTOR® can be a real asset.  REALTORS® visit hundreds of homes with buyers each year, and have a unique understanding of what buyers’ value in their local markets. Their expertise and knowledge can help you achieve the dream of homeownership.”

For a list of participating NOHW offices, weekend open houses, and the sweepstake form, please visit: www.lirealtor.com/hom.

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Press Release Contact:
Christina DeFalco Romano
Public Relations and Communication Programs Manager
(631) 661-4800 Ext. 358
pr@lirealtor.com

The Long Island Board of REALTORS®, Inc. (also known as LIBOR) is a 27,000-member, not-for-profit trade association that serves real estate professionals throughout Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties. Founded over 100 years ago, LIBOR is the fourth-largest local REALTOR® board in the United States.