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open house

In residential real estate sales,an opportunity for prospective home buyers to tour a home offered for sale, or a model home, during a time period when it will be open for all visitors. Shoppers trying to refine their ideas regarding housing needs should not hesitate to attend open houses—they are not wasting the agent's time.Real estate agents and brokers welcome opportunities to tell prospective buyers about other properties if the present one is not appropriate and are also eager to assist prospective sellers who are just checking out the market and possible prices to ask for their own homes.

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Visiting several open houses is an ideal way for buyers to dip their toes into the local housing market, contends Paul Booth of RE/MAX 10 in Palos Park, Ill.
Running through November 12, Highlyann Krasnow, executive vice president for The Developers Group said, "We wanted prospective buyers to feel the convenience of having a luxury car at their disposal and the ease of traveling to a number of open houses in one day.
At Edwards Air Force Base, World War II-era fighters and a bomber will fly at the base's two-day open house along with a stealthy supersonic F/A- 22 Raptor, a remote-controlled Predator spy plane, and a tilt-rotor CV-22 Osprey that takes off like a helicopter but flies like an airplane.
Off-season tours and open houses are often quiet and can be a bit bleak and forbidding, depending upon your geographic location.
Based on the success of our previous National Open House Month, we decided to again make it convenient for consumers to tour as many CENTURY 21 open houses as possible during October, and at the same time generate energy in the market this Fall," said Tom Kunz, president and chief executive officer of Century 21 Real Estate LLC.
Furman, who stopped holding open houses seven years ago, noted that many agents are afraid to tell their clients what they need to hear, and choose instead to offer feel-good services like open houses to placate a client who would be better served by an honest conversation about what really works in the real estate market.
For the first time, Beacon area real estate brokers will join together to present a BEacon Citywide Open House, showing over 50 single family houses to the home-buying public on Sunday, September 17, from 1:00 p.
According to the NAR[R] '2007 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers,' 48 percent of prospective buyers use Open Houses as a source of information and 57 percent of sellers reported that their Realtor[R] used an Open House to market their property.
I think it is important for people concerned about our forest to attend these open houses.
For the buyer, the site provides real-time information about open houses in specific areas.
The easy-to-use site allows homebuyers to see schedules for open houses in their area, view detailed information about homes, print a route planner, request information or a private showing, and sign up for e-mail alerts.
In addition, each open house will be limited to three or four signs that may only be set up between noon and dusk on the day of the event.