Open Houses in Gated Communities

Open Houses in Gated CommunitiesBuyers are curious about homes for sale in gated communities and holding Open Houses there gives them the opportunity to come inside and look around!

Holding Open Houses inside gated communities can be done... but it presents some challenges that you don't find in other neighborhoods. Make sure you have checked on the following items:


  • Check out regulations regarding sign color.  Ours must be brown/tan.
  • Notify the security gate at least a week in advance for admission.
  • Find out how many Open House signs you can post on the route to your house.
  • Ask for permission to post Open House signs on the fairway side of house.Open Houses in Gated Communities
  • Check on parking regulations.


Because of the limitations and regulations when holding Open Houses in a gated community some agents don't make the effort.  So if you take the time to find out the rules and hold Open houses during busy weekends- they can be very successful.  

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Kathy Schowe   760.333.8886  

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Comment balloon 8 commentsKathy Schowe • July 09 2013 12:09PM


I've help open houses in gated communities here and never had any problems. People just stop at the gate and sign in. They do have sign regulations though, so check the hoa rules.

Posted by Jeff Pearl, Full Service Full Time Realtor (RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA) almost 6 years ago

Some HOA's are more stringent than others... you have to know your neighborhoods!  K

Posted by Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886 (California Lifestyle Realty) almost 6 years ago

Kathy - Great advice and tips for holding an open house in a gated community!

Posted by Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers (Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260) almost 6 years ago


This is good advice.  Not only do some communities regulate signage, some cities want real estate signs to be very small.  The challenge is to have be readable from a distance. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) almost 6 years ago

Kathy, good advice to check the HOA rules and regs for the gated community that you plan on hosting an open house in and to do it well in advance of the open.  They vary greatly from community to community and doing your homework in advance will surely save you lots of agita.

Posted by Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528, Real Estate Salesperson (Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956) almost 6 years ago

I have never had an open house at a gated community. I have been invited to one but of course I was stuck having to go somewhere else.

Posted by Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers. (UTR Texas Realtors) almost 6 years ago

Kathy in some communities you can't even but up signs.   I remember going to an Open House in one such community and the agent was in hot water with the management company because some regulations were not followed.


Thanks for the reblog

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) almost 6 years ago

I experience a lot of communities recently who have some sort of limitations on realtor signs. I had few open houses in different gated communities with no signs on the property, it was wasted time! Agents do not read private remarks and can not get into a community or find a house ( if no guard and hundreds of homes! GPS does not help).

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties) almost 4 years ago