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Buyers: 5 Tips for Approaching the Open House

Buyers: 5 Tips for Approaching the Open House

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Posted by: Jaime Barb on Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 12:00:00 am

Buyers: 5 Tips for Approaching the Open House

The “open house” has long been a tradition in real estate. Each weekend homes across the country have signs in their yard pointing buyers in the direction of open houses. For potential buyers these open houses are a perfect time to see the home you have been eyeing and have all of your questions answered.

Below are 5 tips from Zillow.com on the best ways to approach an open house.

  1. Focus on what you know: Start your open house search in the areas that you are interested in buying. If you like a certain part of town, start there.
  2. Be open to higher and lower price ranges: If you are approved for $350,000, also check out the houses that are priced at $275,000 as well as $400,000.
  3. Watch the people at an open house: You may be a serious buyer, but you’re new to the market and haven’t seen enough to know how to react to a particular home, its price or how it shows. Chances are there will be other experienced buyers at the open house that do know.
  4. Pick the showing agent’s brain: The agent at an open house may be the agent representing the seller. This person will know the market and the house and neighborhood.
  5. Know the days on market

For more on these tips, visit here.

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