Realtor Chris Hallum hosts unique open house

A unique open house. Photo courtesy Hannah Baldwin.

Keller Williams realtor Chris Hallum hosted a unique open house on April 18 at 2572 Stratford Road in Cleveland Heights. This open house provided not only an opportunity for visitors to tour the home, but also a chance to meet neighbors and local business owners.

Adam Fleischer, owner of the Wine Spot on nearby Lee Road, poured wine for tasting as he answered questions about the community. The team Hallum works with consists of six realtors and one assistant. Five of them were present at the open house. With roots in Cleveland Heights, they support Hallum's idea to engage with the community, and know how involved Cleveland Heights residents are.

Working with Fleischer, Hallum got the idea to exhibit art by CIA students at his next open house. Also present at the open house was Mike Reilly, the contractor and painter who worked on the house, answering questions about the home repairs and improvements he made. Conversation flowed freely among visitors, realtors and business owners attending the open house event.

Hallum believes collaboration with local businesses to showcase their wares and services to potential buyers will create win-win situations. Buyers will have a chance to see what is available to them if they decide to move to the Heights, and Heights merchants will have a chance to market their businesses in a new way.

Chris Hanson

Hannah Baldwin is the administrative assistant for FutureHeights and a resident of Cleveland Heights.

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Volume 5, Issue 5, Posted 1:14 PM, 05.02.2012