The Real Estate Open House


Open Houses have been around for centuries. They are defined as any event where the owners of a business, school, or home open their doors to allow in members of the general public. More specifically, the real estate Open House is a free, one-day event held by a real estate agent to show a listed residential property to any and all interested parties.

One type of Open House is the Agent Open House, usually held during the week, where local real estate agents are invited to visit the home. These are usually held before the home is available to the public. These help generate buzz about the home and give the Realtors who attend the chance to share a new discovery with their clients. These are a great idea, especially if you have had some home staging.

The Open House Experience for Sellers

As a home seller, finding just the right buyer will make life much easier. Making sure that your home puts its best face forward can be the difference between a quick sale and a drawn out, frustrating wait on the market. Contact Steve to find out how he can help you get your home ready for sale.

 Open Houses have several advantages  for the sellers, and you can find out more about the process on our Real Estate Open Houses for Sellers page.

A residential Open House allows potential Buyers to visit the house without an appointment during the stated time. Open Houses in York Region, including Bradford, Newmarket, and Aurora are frequently on Saturday and Sunday afternoons between 12 and 4 p.m. in a two-hour time block. Once at the Open House, you’ll likely be asked to sign in and then you’ll be able to wander through the house at your leisure to really get a feel for how you would live in the house.

The Open House Experience for Buyers

Visiting with an experienced Realtor like Steve Thomas will give you a better idea of any issues that need to be handled and any possibilities that will help the house better meet your ‘Best Home’ criteria list. Contact Steve to get started with your house hunting today.

You can check with your local newspaper, online listings, or have your Realtor send you upcoming Open Houses so that you can schedule your afternoons appropriately. You can find out more about the advantages of Real Estate Open Houses for Buyers here.

As a home buyer, Open Houses can be part of this very exciting time. Visiting Open Houses in the area you’d like to live in will give you a great idea of what is happening in that micro-market. Visiting Open Houses with Steve Thomas as your real estate agent ensures that your new home is a pleasure and not a pain.

With decades of experience in the housing industry, Steve knows what to look for and will work with you to check off  the features on your dream list until you get the home that is just right for you. Contact Steve to arrange an appointment and get your house hunting off on the right foot and to discover the Open Houses that are coming up in the next couple of weeks.

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