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HAWAII OPEN HOUSES (RULES WHILE ATTENDING)
Open Houses in Hawaii are a given. We market the property through advertising in the newspaper for our Open Houses and everyone (from buyer's to neighbors to people who are thinking of selling their home in the same area) attend these Sunday events! Yup...Sunday events!
Buyer's can use Open House's as part of their home search (along with the private appointments your realtor sets up) so following are some guidelines (I call these the lucky seven) for buyer's while at an Open House:
1) Look at properties in your price range! Make sure you are pre-qualified with a local lender (your agent most likely already made sure you have) and look at properties 10 -20 % above and below your price range. Looking at properties way above your price range (that you can't live without) will no doubt stick in your mind forever so be realistic. (or keep reading those Fine Homes and Estates magazines)
2) Remember, the agent who is holding the Open House has the Seller's best interests at heart. A lot of home buyer's "believe" that they are going to "get a better deal" if they deal with the seller's agent directly. The truth is that you are ... more
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