Mike & Bernadine Nielsen

Mike: 604-315-3151 |

Bernadine: 604-619-2063 |

Getting the Most From an Open House

Have you ever attended an "Open House"
advertised in your area or in a community you
like? Most people have. Even if you're not
serious about moving, viewing a few properties
in a neighbourhood you like is a great way to get
a sense of the market.
Who knows? You might stumble upon your next
dream home!
To get the most out of an open house, follow
these guidelines:
• Most open houses will have a handout available
containing the list price and other property
information. Be sure to keep a copy.
• Don't just view the rooms. Explore the entire
property, including the backyard. 
• Don't be shy about asking the listing agent (or
whoever is hosting the open house) questions
about the property. 
• Ask about the area. Are there schools nearby?
Where is the nearest park or playground
located?
• Ask about potential required repairs and
renovations. For example, if the furnace is more
than 15 years old, it may need to be replaced
soon.
• Walk around the neighbourhood. Try to get a
sense of what it's like to live there. If possible,
chat with a neighbour. 
Finally, if you become interested in the home, be
sure to advise the listing agent that your own
REALTOR® will be following up. Otherwise, the
listing agent might assume that he or she will be
representing you.
Looking for a good REALTOR® to have by your
I
N
side? Call today.
Have you ever attended an "Open House"advertised in your area or in a community youlike? Most people have. Even if you're notserious about moving, viewing a few propertiesin a neighbourhood you like is a great way to geta sense of the market.Who knows? You might stumble upon your nextdream home!To get the most out of an open house, followthese guidelines:• Most open houses will have a handout availablecontaining the list price and other propertyinformation. Be sure to keep a copy.• Don't just view the rooms. Explore the entireproperty, including the backyard. • Don't be shy about asking the listing agent (orwhoever is hosting the open house) questionsabout the property. • Ask about the area. Are there schools nearby?Where is the nearest park or playgroundlocated?• Ask about potential required repairs andrenovations. For example, if the furnace is morethan 15 years old, it may need to be replacedsoon.• Walk around the neighbourhood. Try to get asense of what it's like to live there. If possible,chat with a neighbour. Finally, if you become interested in the home, besure to advise the listing agent that your ownREALTOR® will be following up. Otherwise, thelisting agent might assume that he or she will berepresenting you.Looking for a good REALTOR® to have by yourINside? Call today.
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