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Do's and Don'ts of Open Houses

Open houses are very popular these days and not only fun but a great way to learn about a neighborhood for buyers and for sellers as well. Whether Do's and Don'ts of Open Housesyou're a serious home buyer or just looking for fun here are some Do's and Don'ts of Open Houses and things to keep in mind.
 
 
 
Do's 
 
* Do let the agent holding it open know if you are working with an 
   agent.
* Do sign in if asked. Their home, their rules. But don't leave an email address if you don't want to.
* Do remove your shoes or wear booties if provided.
* Do be careful what you say to the agent holding it open and to what may be overheard by others as
   it can end up hurting you in the long run.
* Do contact your own agent (or a buyer's agent) if you decide to buy that open house in order to avoid
   dual agency.
 
 
Don'ts 
 
* Don't let your children run around the house unaccompanied.
* Don't bring your dog.
* Don't wait for an open house to see the home. Some houses sell without ever having an open house.
   Search the internet for all homes for sale.  If a home is new on the market or back on the market 
   have your agent make an appointment for a private showing within a few days or at minimum have
   them check into the home with the listing agent on your behalf.  

 

DeeDee

 

DeeDee Riley - El Dorado Hills Realtor - Lyon Real Estate - CABRE#01499004

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Comment balloon 5 commentsDeeDee Riley • March 29 2015 07:06PM

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"Don't bring your dog"

  I remember a lady bringing in a yip-yip dog to a Builder's Model; before I could protest it wet the carpet.   She smiled as if her baby had wet the rug ,and whipped out a paper towel as if this was something she was used to!

  What is it with dog owners?  Oh yes, I promptly asked her to leave.

Posted by Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate) over 3 years ago

DeeDee Riley - booties are now an integral part of open houses in New England - specially after such a harsh winter - no one wants shoes in the house.

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) over 3 years ago

Great set of tips for all home buyers to read, thanks for sharing this Dee Dee!

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities) over 3 years ago

Hi, Deedee! Those are great reminders especially for first time home buyers when going to open houses. Happy weekend!

Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) over 3 years ago

Hello DeeDee ... wonderful list and your post has been featured to the group:

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) over 3 years ago

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