My wife and I have been playing around on Redfin and visiting a few open houses each week. We aren’t really actively looking for a new home but we find the exercise to be valuable. By visiting open houses, we get a better idea for how much house we can buy, what we like and dislike about various houses, and a look at how life might be in a larger home. Most of the homes we look at are within 15 minutes of where we live now, since we love the area, and we only go to the homes that have open houses.
When it comes to open houses, there is definitely a right way and a wrong way to go about it. Since I’ve never had an open house, I don’t know what or how much advice real estate agents give but there is tremendous variance in the quality of an open house. Having gone to at least a dozen, here are a few ideas for those of you looking to hold an open house.
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