When You Visit An Open House

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**4 Insider Tips to Make the Most of Open Houses!**


I am a big fan of open houses. I encourage all of my buyers to visit any open houses of homes they are interested in purchasing and all of my sellers to help them compare with the other competition homes in the neighborhood. Here are four helpful tips to maximize your open house visits.


1. Open everything.
From doors to cabinet drawers, it's the only way to get an accurate sense of storage–and to make sure you don't miss a room! 


2. Take the takeaways.
That extra paper may seem like a waste, but once you've seen more than a few houses, you'll need something to help you keep them straight. 


3. Take pictures and notes.
Again, it's easy to forget what you saw where. The provided takeaways are a great start, but help yourself remember what you do–and don't–like about a place.


4. Check out the neighborhood.
Spend some time walking around the house. Are there close neighbors? What's the traffic like? Remember, you don't just buy a house–it's the whole neighborhood. 


Visiting open houses will help you get a better sense of what you're looking for. Just mention that you are working with me, then text me later for additional information that is NOT available at the open house. See you soon! - Ron