This weekend, April 20 and 21, is the 2013 Nationwide Open House, sponsored by the National Association of REALTORS®. REALTORS® across the nation will be holding “open houses,” an appointment-free, no-strings-attached opportunity to explore a home. Last year, 45% of all home buyers accessed open houses across the nation in their search for the ideal home. That’s too big a number to ignore. While one could very likely find their future home at an open house, there are many reasons why attending an open house is beneficial to home buyers.
By going to an open house on this particular weekend, buyers are provided with the chance to talk to a local REALTOR®. REALTORS® can inform buyers of the benefits of homeownership and give priceless insights on the local housing market, not to mention provide inside information on the particular home they’re presenting.
In addition to the presence of knowledgeable REALTORS®, perhaps the most advantageous aspect of attending an open house is the education a tour provides. These events allow for a uniquely detailed tour and a truly up close and personal experience with the home. Buyers are free to ask questions about the home or anything else real estate-related. Even if a buyer doesn’t find their new home this weekend, they will learn a lot about their preferences for a future home, as well as what is in their price range. Many housing experts actually recommend starting your search by attending open houses.
Attending an open house also allows buyers to notice things they might not have previously taken into consideration, like the maintenance of appliances, storage space, noise levels, neighbors, or parking space. All things considered, an open house is an easy way to really get to know a potential home. Taking advantage of Nationwide Open House this weekend is in the best interest of anyone in the market for a new home.
Our REALTORS® will be participating in Nationwide Open House. View the list of Mann & Sons' open houses...hope to see you this weekend.