Getting the Most From an Open House

Have you ever attended an "Open House" advertised in your area or in a community you like? Most people have. 

Even if you're not serious about moving, viewing a few properties in a neighbourhood you like is a great way to get a sense of the market. Who knows? You might stumble upon your next dream home!

To get the most out of an open house, follow these guidelines:

- Most open houses will have a handout available containing the list price and other property information. Be sure to keep a copy.
- Don't just view the rooms. Explore the entire property, including the backyard, patios or decks.
- Don't be shy about asking the listing agent (or whoever is hosting the open house) questions about the property. 
- Ask about the area. Are there schools nearby? Where is the nearest park or playground located?
- Ask about potential required repairs and renovations. For example, if the roof is more than 25 years old, it may need to be replaced soon.
- Walk around the neighbourhood. Try to get a sense of what it's like to live there. If possible, chat with a neighbour. 
- Finally, if you become interested in the home, be sure to advise the listing agent that your own REALTOR® will be following up. 

Call me today to get a list of Open Houses in your neighbourhood!

Whether you are looking to buy, sell or learn more about the market changes, call / text me on (604) 781-5692 or send an email to to get the answers you need.

My business grows by building trust and strong client-focused relationships. I would welcome the opportunity to help you achieve your real estate goals.