Realtors get creative to sell homes in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – For the past few years in Sioux Falls, it's been a seller's market.   

Soup may have been a hot item on this cold day, but where this food truck was parked was anything but typical. 

"You have to think outside the box as a realtor sometimes and try to get creative," Sioux Falls Realtor Michael Gross said.

"We want to invite all the realtors, the builders and the general public out to a house to market blitz a house to try to get it to sell," Gross said.

Once the weather starts turning colder, creativity may be even more important when trying to sell a house.

"There's the population of South Dakota that we're so used to the winters that we don't want to move during the winter. The only people we really have who are really looking for houses are people from California, Arizona, Denver," Gross said.

In addition to the change in weather, the housing market could also be changing. Many economists say that rising home prices and interest rates, coupled with wages that aren't increasing, could lead to fewer house sales in the future.

"Everybody is constantly doing the same thing, so you always want to set yourself apart," Gross said.

Thanks to the food and more faces seeing the property, Gross hopes someone will bite at buying this house. 

"The realtors have other buyers that you may never see," Realtor Justin Garry, who attended the open house, said.  

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) – Even though the housing market in Sioux Falls remains hot, realtors are doing everything they can to make a sale.

During an open house Thursday, Real Estate Agent Michael Gross had a food truck on hand and offered free food for everyone that came to see the home.

“Sometimes you have to think outside the box to be able to get a house sold, and so Ive done different things where Ive had a BBQ at an open house, and I had people come, and we had music playing and just kind of made it a little party so people felt excited about it, and I dont like to do the same stuff over and over again, so Im always thinking about ways as a real estate agent to get people out,” he said.

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