Sibcy Cline agents are planning on a company-wide Super Open House Weekend on March 11 and 12, 2017. Plan on personally seeing some great homes for sale throughout Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana.
Find open house information on Sibcy Cline’s website.
Buyer Tips on Attending Open House
If you are driving by an open house or see a home of interest online, an open house gives you a chance to see the home in person without making an appointment. Here are some tips to follow:
- Do I Need to Knock?
You can enter the home without knocking or ringing the door bell (unless there is a note that says to do so.) It is courteous to first say hello to the real estate agent before touring. If that agent is busy talking to other people, feel free to start touring.
- Registration Form
Most agents will have an open house registration form for you to sign. This helps the agent know who has been to the home so an accurate report can be made to the home seller.
- What Can I Look At?
The home is yours to tour and you are permitted to open closets unless there is a note indicating otherwise. You do not have permission to look through personal belongings of the home seller. Therefore, the medicine cabinet is considered off limits. If a door is closed, it is best to check with the real estate agent before opening it.
If there are others touring the home, be courteous by not entering a room until the other party leaves.
- I Am Already Working with an Agent
When you sign the registration, be sure to add your agent’s name. That way, the listing agent will follow up with your agent and not you.
- Take a Flyer
Usually the real estate agent will provide a flyer or a brochure that has more information about the home. You can use this piece to make your own notes.