- Play your cards close to your vest!
Remember the agent hosting the open house is representing the seller's best interests.
Watch out for open houses that make you register. Especially new construction where they have open houses almost every day. They may try to claim you as their client because they showed you the property.
Either show up with your agent, or tell them that "Susie sent you" to keep your options open.
Remember from the seller with those that buy with me as their realtor!
If an agent, at an open house, tells you:
"There is an offer coming in on this property, so if you want a shot at it then you have to write an offer with me right now."
then call YOUR agent to get advice and make your offer.
If you're a serious buyer, get showings for the homes you are interested in ASAP. Do not wait for open houses because they may be gone by then.
Open houses can be a lot of fun but remember that the agent hosting the open house is there to represent the seller's best interests. You have the right to choose who will be your realtor and represent your best interests.
Enjoy the open houses and let me know when I can go to work answering your questions, providing you showings for any homes, helping you evaluate any home's value, and helping you write a good offer!
Owner, Broker, Realtor
Chico Real Estate, Inc.
1250 East Ave. Chico, Ca