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Attending an open house should be a fun, exciting experience. An open house enables you to view a residence and determine whether a home is right for you. As such, if you know what to expect from an open house, you can plan ahead and maximize the value of this event.
Preparing for an open house can be simple. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you get ready to attend an open house.
1. Review a Home Listing
A home listing enables you to learn about a house's age, condition and other factors. Thus, you'll want to review a home listing closely to ensure it is worth your time to visit an open house.
If a home listing grabs your attention, it may be beneficial to attend an open house. That way, you can get an up-close look at a residence.
On the other hand, if a home listing fails to garner your interest, you may want to consider other residences. Because if you attend an open house for a residence that falls short of your expectations, you risk wasting precious time and resources.
2. Put Together a List of Questions
When it comes to preparing for an open house, it often helps to put together a list of questions about a residence. By doing so, you can ask pertinent questions about a home and gain the insights you need to decide whether to submit an offer.
There is no such thing as a "bad" question to ask during an open house. Therefore, you should be unafraid to ask any questions about a house when you attend this event.
Remember, the more information that you have about a home, the more likely it becomes that you can make the best-possible decision about a residence. If you ask plenty of questions during an open house, you can obtain home insights that you otherwise may struggle to receive elsewhere.
3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent
An open house may prove to be a daunting experience, particularly for those who are pursuing a home for the first time. Luckily, real estate agents are available who can help you plan ahead for any open house, at any time.
With an expert real estate agent at your side, you can get the support you need to succeed during the homebuying journey. In fact, this housing market professional will learn about your homebuying goals and ensure you can accomplish them in no time at all.
Typically, a real estate agent will keep you informed about open houses in your city or town. This housing market professional is happy to attend open houses with you and offer homebuying insights and recommendations as well.
If you want to get the most out of the homebuying journey, it pays to hire an expert real estate agent. Reach out to a local real estate agent today, and you can hire a housing market professional to guide you along the homebuying journey.
Attending an open house is like going on a job interview. House sellers and their realtor may appear to be in total control of the process. But, that’s not the case. As a home buyer, you can put yourself in the driver’s seat by making a thorough review of the house. You can also ask home sellers or their realtor the following questions.
Answers to these open house questions could land you a great new homeowner deal
Several questions to ask realtors and home sellers can be asked as you walk through the house. It’s good to ask other questions after you have finished walking through the house and have a better idea of the house layout, features and amenities.
How many offers have you received on the house so far? Low interest in the house could be a sign that the house has problems or is located in a depressed neighborhood. It could also be a sign that the house just went up for sale or that you could get a good price for the house.
Why did you put your house on the market? Again, similar to a job interview, the answer to this question is revealing. Just as you’d want to know why someone left their job, find out why sellers want to part with their house.
Tell me how long your house has been on the market. Look to negotiate for a lower price if the house has been on the market for an extended period of time. This could prove to be a real bargaining chip.
Have you done anything since you put the house on the market to try to generate a sale? If so, what exactly did you do? Find out if the seller lowered the price on the house. Did they offer to pay the closing costs? Is the realtor advertising that the sellers will include appliances like a refrigerator, stove and oven or washer and dryer in to attract buyers?
More revealing questions to ask home sellers
How soon after the house is sold will the sellers be ready to move out of the house? Make sure that you can move into your new home when you’re ready.
Please tell me how long you have lived in the neighborhood. Also, ask what the neighbors are like.
What do you like best about the house and the neighborhood? Also ask sellers what they like east about the house and what they wish was different about the neighborhood.
Reach out to the home seller’s realtor if you want to schedule a private viewing of a house. Arrive to an open house early enough to give yourself time to explore the house fully. The last thing you want is to make a rush decision on a house. Another tip is to bring a relative or friend with you, someone who understands houses, including a house’s structure, pipes and wiring. Before you leave, meet with the realtor or house sellers and ask them the right questions. Answers to these questions provide you the information that you need to make a wise house buying decision.
Date: 09/27/2015 Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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- In most communities, Sunday afternoon is typical and expected.
- Two hours is also typical.
- Avoid conflicts with holidays, community celebrations or special events such as the Super Bowl.
- If possible try to be aware of the weather forecast, although this may be difficult to do.
- Clean and buff your appliances, that includes the stove inside and out.
- Launder all the bedding, towels, rugs and other fabrics in your home.
- Touch up spots on the walls.
- Sweep and clean out the garage.
- Mow the lawn, sweep the sidewalks, and clean up the bushes and flowers.