An open house is an opportunity to walk through a house that’s for sale without the need to bring along a realtor.
But for open houses, you can go solo.
The listing agent, also known as the seller’s realtor, will be the person hosting the open house, not the home owners (unless the house is for sale by owner).
What do you do at an open house?
5 Etiquette Tips for Every Open House
- Do Follow the Rules. Some homeowners request that potential buyers remove their shoes before they tour the home.
- Don’t Bring Children or Pets Along.
- Do Introduce Yourself and Sign In.
- Don’t Crowd Other Prospective Buyers.
- Do Mention Problem Areas to the Agent.
Do you need an appt for an open house?
Open house benefits for buyers
No scheduling required: Unlike a private showing, you don’t need to set up a specific appointment to see a home. Simply show up during the open house hours and view the home at your own pace.
What does an open house viewing mean?
An open house viewing is a type of property viewing where multiple potential buyers can attend at once. The host is there to answer questions and guests can view the house freely and at their own pace.
What is the etiquette for an open house party?
One of the best things about an open house party is that you aren’t expected to feed everyone a full meal. However, you should offer a variety of food and drinks to help your guest relax and feel comfortable while they are in your home. Make sure you have enough plates, flatware, and cups.