The world of real estate has certainly come a long way in the last 15 years or so. Online listings have completely changed the game. With all the new technology allowing home buyers to be able to take virtual tours, people are wondering if open houses are a thing of the past or if they are still beneficial. We think they are and here is why…
IN PERSON AUTHENTICITY
While virtual tours are extremely helpful, there is something authentic about being able to see a house in person and imagining how to create the space your own before purchasing. If you are looking for a home to buy, we always recommend an in person viewing before purchasing. If you are trying to sell your home, open houses are the best way to get as many eyes on the property as possible.
ATTRACT BUYERS JUST GETTING INTO THE HOME BUYING MARKET
People who are becoming interested in possibly buying a new house are more likely to start their home buying journey by attending open houses. A new home buyer who may see an AD or sign may potentially stop in and get more information from the hosting Realtor on the home buying process. It is an easy way for them to start to get an eye for what is on the market and come to a better conclusion for themselves on which home is best fitting for them. More buyers in the market is a positive for any seller. Your house could be the deciding factor!
LESS PRESSURE FOR BUYERS
Open houses are very laid-back events. The majority of real estate professionals who host open houses will allow buyers to tour the home with little to no pressure. Buyers can take their own tour of the house and discuss amongst themselves whether it is a good fitting home for them or not. If they have questions, they always have someone there they can ask but for the most part they have tons of privacy. This creates a very stress free and open environment.
Open houses are a great way to get your foot in the door whether you have just listed your home or are just starting to look for a home! If you are in the market for a new home, be sure to stay up to date on new listings and open houses we have scheduled! Open houses are updated each week on our website along with agent numbers you can call with any questions. 😊