Open houses in Sacramento are not always a way to find new buyers for the open house agent. It's very common today for home buyers who attend an open house to either come to the open with a real estate agent or to announce that they already have representation in place. They think they are talking to the listing agent, but most of the time it is a buyer's agent who holds open the home.
Sometimes, too, you'll hear open house agents gripe that only neighbors are coming through. Hey, neighbors list their homes and might be looking for an agent. Neighbors also have friends, family and coworkers who might be interested in buying a home. And sometimes, a neighbor might decide to buy the home herself. There is nothing wrong whatsoever with neighbors touring an open house.
You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Selling a Home to the Neighbors Next Door in Del Paso Manor.
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Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying expert for About.com, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area with an emphasis on Elk Grove. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. BRE License # 00697006.
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