How Buyers Can Prepare for an Open House

Real estate professional Donald Auzine focuses on the Baton Rouge high-end single-family market. As an agent for Burns and Co., Donald Auzine holds open houses to connect buyers and sellers and facilitate transactions. Here are some tips for potential buyers to prepare for the open-house experience.

Talk to agents – First-time homebuyers can benefit from interacting with real estate agents and gaining a better understanding of the questions to discuss. Agents are also good sources of information about the area’s property market.

Make a checklist – To get the most out of an open house, buyers should consider their must-haves and deal-breakers in a home. For this reason, it’s a good idea to create and bring a checklist of important questions that must be asked during the tour.

Scout the neighborhood – Going to an open house also provide the opportunity to get a sense of the surrounding properties. How well neighbors maintain their yards, as well as the noise levels, can affect a homeowner’s quality of living and the property’s value.