The 2013 Ultimate Open House New Home Tour: Builder Deadlines Fast Approaching

Home Builders Association

The 2013 Ultimate Open House New Home Tour: Builder Deadlines Fast Approaching

The 2013 Ultimate Open House New Home Tour presented by NW Natural® and Standard TV and Appliance is poised to be one of the most exciting in years. The annual event, which runs two weekends, April 27-28 & May 4-5, is free to the public and brings hundreds of savvy home buyers though newly constructed homes in the five-county area.

“It’s an easy equation: lower rates, an improved housing market and a tight inventory all equal hungry home buyers,” said Hallie Gentry, Home Builders Association of Metro Portland’s Director of Shows. “We recommend those builders interested in showcasing their homes to buyers will take advantage of this opportunity to show and sell their
work.”

The early bird deadline for local builders to include their new construction projects in this year’s Ultimate Open House—and save $400 on their application fee, is February 15 with the final deadline, March 8. All HBA of Metro Portland members are encouraged to sign up soon by downloading the packet here, visiting UltimateOpenHouse.net or calling the HBA at 503-684-1880.

Other incentives include:
o Mobile Phone Application: iPhone and Android smart phones can access the UOH tour and your home from a smart phone.
o Guidebook: A half page home listing in the show guidebook with photo, address of home, directions, price, and builder contact information.
o Website: A website listing on the show website ultimateopenhouse.net with up to eight
photos/renderings/plat map/floor plans, address of home, directions, price, link to builder’s website and contact information.
o Advertising Campaign: Television, radio, newspaper and outdoor advertising.
o Marketing and Public Relations: Special stories, calendar listings, news features and
extensive public relations using the HBA’s strong media relationships.
o Signage: Each entry receives a house sign and six directional signs to raise awareness and drive foot traffic.

“This is a no-brainer for home builders like us to get in front of our target audience: home buyers who are in the market,” said Randy Sebastian, Renaissance Homes. “We’ve participated in years past and it’s been such a positive experience we are signing up again this year. We recommend other home builders do the same.”