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    Should A Home Buyer Go To Open Houses? ~ Fridays with Fred


    We love open houses because they are one of the best ways for a home owner in Orange County to get as many buyers as possible interested in their home. But open houses aren’t just beneficial for the seller, they are great for buyers in many other ways.

    Why Open Houses Are Awesome For Buyers

    If you’re a home buyer in Orange County, you know that the 2013 Real Estate market is a tough one because of low supply and a high demand for homes. This has made finding a home difficult for buyers, but not impossible.

    When attending an open house the buyer has the opportunity to meet with the sellers listing agent directly and ask that person questions to learn more about the home including:

    • Does the owner have any offers on the home?

    • What does the listing agent think the home will sell for?

    • Why is the seller selling?

    The “Secret” Benefit of Open Houses

    Relationships matter when buying a home and attending an open house is a great way for the buyer to get to know the seller and their listing agent personally including painting a positive mental picture in the seller’s mind that will make them want to accept the buyers offer.

    Besides a great opportunity to get to know the seller, an open house is also a great opportunity for the buyer to know if it’s time to walk away from a home if it doesn’t match their criteria like: condition, floor plan and upgrades.

    Thankfully, you as a home buyer can make the choice to walk away from a home, if it doesn’t match your requirements after attending the open house, compared to getting emotionally involved in the open house and buying a home that they didn’t really want in the first place.

    To learn more about the benefits of open houses for buyers, or to view the latest Orange County homes for sale, contact Fred Sed & Associates today by calling us at (949) 272-0125.

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