If you aren’t house hunting, you probably don’t have much interest in local open houses. Did you know, however, that you can still benefit from dropping by even if you aren’t currently shopping? Here are a few reasons why open houses are not just for buyers…
- Talking with the agent that is holding the open house can give you some insight on the current real estate market in the area. Whether you are interested in selling or not, it’s always good to know what houses are selling for and what you can expect to be happening with homes around you. Real estate agents are the best source for that kind of information.
- Houses that are on the market have probably been spruced up a bit to fit in with the current design trends and maybe even staged by a professional. Are you thinking about selling in the future? Or do you just want to update the style of your home? Either way, attending an open house or two could give you some inspiration for your own home.
- Not only has the home likely been given a design makeover, but there were probably some repairs done as well. Homeowners always wanting to find a good handyman/woman to do little jobs around your house whether preparing to sell or not. The listing agent at the open house would be a good one to give a referral, and as a plus, you can see the contractor’s finished work!
- It’s a fun hobby! For some, just flipping through for sale homes online or stopping by a nearby open house is enjoyable. They may not be thinking of buying or selling themselves, but they just like to see what is out there. There is no harm in just looking!
While open houses are typically held in order to sell the house, there aren’t any rules against non-buyers taking a peek inside. When you see that open house sign in the yard, and you have a couple of extra minutes, drop in and see for yourself what all you can learn.
For those in the Denver area, the Selling Rocky Mountain Homes team usually holds at least one open house each weekend. We would love for anyone to stop by! You can check on our open house opportunities each week by visiting our website: SellingRockyMountainHomes.com or call us @ 720-593-2014. We look forward to seeing you!