The phrase open house quite literally is defined as a place or situation in which all visitors are welcome; this concept is very much applicable to the real estate world. You’ve been to open houses, we’ve hosted open houses— the process of house-hunting and visiting open house after open house may feel tedious and repetitive, but they are an integral part of the home buying process. There are numerous benefits to Open Houses in real estate, including helping you find your perfect home. Home isn’t just a place, it’s a feeling; in order to find that perfect feeling, come visit for yourself!
- With our world gradually becoming virtual, especially amidst a global pandemic, connectivity is key. Sellers, buyers, and agents connecting is what makes open houses so grounded and real. Even if one particular home isn’t the right fit for you, by establishing connections in the area, you’re opening up a world of new opportunities for your buying and selling endeavors! Not only are open houses an opportunity to connect with people, but also the home itself. By visiting a home, you get to explore every nook and cranny (not shown in a virtual open house), and gain a first-hand look into the home.
- By actually visiting a home during an open house, you not only get a look into the home itself, as aforementioned, but also the community around it. You get to know the neighborhood and can drive around, even get to know the people. You can get a sense of the neighborhood and its residents. Furthermore, even if you’re not completely sold on one particular home, you may fall in love with the neighborhood! By spending time seeing the kind of community you’d be interested in living in, you gain a better idea of what you want in a home!
- As a buyer, you may or may not have a complete idea of what the “perfect home” is for you, whether that be a certain number of bathrooms, a renovated kitchen, or a finished basement. Oftentimes, a home that checks all of your boxes may not exist, and your idea of a home’s requirements evolve and change. By visiting open houses, this allows you to “comparison shop” or compare and contrast the homes. You gain a better understanding of what does and doesn’t work for you.
Bottom line, buyers love open houses for the simple reason that they allow you to feel present. The in-person exploration and touring of their prospective future home makes the home feel real and attainable.
Along with information on visiting/hosting open houses, should you have a need for real estate in the North Atlanta area, Lucido Global with Keller Williams North Atlanta is here to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Give us a call at 404-242-9908 or email us at GinaSharma@LucidoGlobal.com