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Visiting Open Houses

The key benefits to walking through different homes

Open houses are a key component to almost every home buying journey. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to wait until you’re ready to buy to start touring open houses. In fact, it may be a beneficial learning experience to hone this skill prior to being ready to buy your home. Here are some key benefits to visiting open houses:

1. Walking through many different homes helps define what you are or aren’t looking for in your home. Once you’ve nailed down your lists of must-haves and nice-to-haves, finding a home that fits your criteria will be far easier for your realtor.

2. Your realtor plays a key role in your homebuying journey and it’s important to know how to communicate with them. The more houses you visit, the more you’ll familiarize yourself with real estate jargon and know which questions to ask as you narrow down your search.

3. Touring open houses isn’t just beneficial to prospective home buyers. It may also be helpful to those looking to sell their home in the coming months. Attending an open house in your neighborhood will help you see the “competition” and give you a better idea of what potential buyers expect to see when they walk through your home.

Whether you’re in the process of looking for a new home or you’re considering doing so within the next few months, connect with one of our mortgage experts today to get all your mortgage questions answered.