You can learn a lot by simply attending an open house! Especially in the beginning stages of home buying, you can get a feel for your likes/dislikes, understand your local market better, and really get a good practice run before you make that big decision. Below are some tips I found on Houzz that provide a good take-away from open houses.
Originally posted by Laura Gaskill on Houzz.com
When we were in the process of selling our home, I was surprised to learn from my real estate agent that open houses are not typically thought to be effective in selling a house. “They’re just for the neighbors” is the going logic. But there are plenty of reasons to attend open houses, whether or not you are looking to buy. Here are eight reasons to check out those weekend open houses near you.
Tip: Keep a list of must-have items to check at each home you see, and get some practice running through your checklist at open houses before you really begin your search.