Visiting & Touring Open Houses
Everyone these days is addicted to ‘house porn’! They LOVE looking at homes on the internet. Let us show you how to read between the lines on what’s listed so you don’t waste time falling in love with a home sitting next door to a hotel or a piece of land that’s been for sale for 16 years at some crazy price.
We can show you homes in your price range that meet your criteria via Skype, Facetime, Whatsapp,etc., meet you at a property or drive you around. Our preference is to drive you around whenever possible to get to know you better and what you’re looking for. Buyers often go on the internet and make a list of properties they want to see to only find that they are pretty bad. Once we get to know what you want, let us do the work for you so that you don’t waste precious time looking at overpriced or really awful places.
Sometimes you are driving around and find an open house. Go ahead, go on in! Tell the agent working there that you are working with us. Call from the open house if you want to write an offer and we’ll be right there or can make arrangements to show it to you privately without the open house chaos going on.
Why do agents hold open houses? Some sellers believe that this is the only proof that the brokerage is physically working to sell their client’s home! Also, it’s possible that the agent holding the open house bumps into an unrepresented buyer who wants to purchase the home. That agent then would potentially get all the commission and that buyer would not have their own representative. The agent would be a ‘dual or limited agent’ and represent both the buyer and seller in the transaction. Our philosophy at UUHE is that all buyers have the right to representation of their choice.