When I first started in real estate in the late 80's, real estate agents would tour properties on Broker Open day. Lately not nearly as many are touring and I feel they are short changing themselves as well as their clients.
Sure, they say look at the homes on the internet, but that is not a way to really get a feel for the floor plan and the neighborhood. Either spinning virtual tours make you dizzy and/or less desirable aspects of the neighborhood are not shown.
This REALTOR® feels to really service buyers and seller, you must tour. Only by doing this can you get the feel for a neighborhood and the quality of the finishes used in a house. This knowledge is necessary to correctly price a property for a seller, and to be able to assist a buyer in arriving at a fair offering price.
By touring quickly and knowing what key items you are looking for it is possible to tour 15 or sometimes as many as 20 homes on broker's open day. Over the period of a month you develop a lot better feel for how the market is moving - than a real estate agent that does not tour. An added benefit is the chance to network with listing agents that actually host their opens - I may just discover that pocket listing that will exactly meet my buyer's needs.
For Real Estate Experiences Exceeding Your Expectations choose W. E. "Wes" Sanders, Broker as your REALTOR®.