Like to shop OPEN HOUSES this weekend
Sometimes we have clients that like to go and look at homes on their own. Great way to do this is to get a list of the open houses that are in the area you are interested. Map them out and allow enough time to view each home. This is what your Realtor does when scheduling a tour of homes for you.
Listing agent or Host
When I am hosting an open house I always ask the potential buyer if they are working with an agent. I also have a log in sheet where they can list who they are working with. I do not solicit anyone that is already working with a Realtor.
When viewing a property
One thing that I do recommend to my clients is to take notes on the property, what are the things you like and what do you dislike. If you walk through 5 Open Houses in a day sometimes you can forget which house had what. By taking notes on the back of the listing details sheet, it will be much easier to remember the details of each property.
A few things to think about
- Ask before taking video or pictures- I often will look at properties for my clients and then send them a video of the home. I always ask before taking photo's or video's.
- Look in closets but don't snoop- I had a client that I had to speak to about snooping. He thought it was ok to look through cabinets, see what books someone read or even go through DVD's to see what movies the owners watched. So rude, I had to explain that was not acceptable.
- Save negativity-I always say save your comments or thoughts for later. There is no reason to offend someone by insulting their taste or features of their home. With technology the way it is today you really never know if you are being recorded or watched as you go through the home. I did have an occasion where the home owner had the laptop set up and it was recording us as we went through the property.
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This content created by Barbara VanderMeulen Lead Buyer Specialist
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