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Ep 31: Tales from the Open House

The open house connects sellers with potential buyers, connects buyers with available properties, and connects real estate agents with potential clients. I have been to a few open houses over the last quarter century. In this episode of the podcast, I look back at some of the more memorable open houses I attended and some of the mistakes that were made.

Topics Covered

  • The one that got away. I was a first time buyer and it would have been the perfect house for me. But I was looking for something completely different. The real estate agent failed to educate me on the advantages of the property ladder. 
  • The agent who admitted that seller was asking too much, instead of focusing on the features that justified the price. 
  • Why it is not a good idea for the seller to be present at an open house. 
  • The importance of paying attention to who is hosting an open house.
  • The owner may not necessarily be the best salesperson for their house.
  • The experts recommend depersonalizing and decluttering for a reason.

You only get one chance to make a first impression and that is exactly what an open house is: a first impression.


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