House shopping is an exciting time for any potential homebuyer. Provided the buying market is divers, home shopping can be a positive experience. The ability to view townhouse, condo, detached home and luxury property listings in one place on the Edmonton MLS® is no doubt convenient and informative, but also overwhelming – almost like walking into a candy store when you have a sugar craving. Browsing the Edmonton MLS® is the right place to do the ground work but when it comes to making decisions, stepping out into the market and visiting open houses is where you will truly find out what you need to make an informed purchase. After all, this will be your home, and you need to feel good in it before you pull the trigger. Here are some things to keep in when you decide to go shopping. Read more about Edmonton Open Houses...
Visit as few or as many Edmonton open houses as you like. Since home buying isn’t a decision that should be taken lightly, it may take some time to find what is right for you. You will learn more about a property by attending an open house tour.
When at an open house, being aware of the seller’s real estate agent is key. It is important to remember that these agents are contractually obligated to their client, and they will therefore always be looking out for the best interests of the seller. A seller’s agent may tell you that they can represent both parties to create a fair exchange, but don’t be fooled – they work for their client. Don’t fault them for it, they are doing their job. Instead, be cognisant and help yourself come out with the best deal possible.
If you are interested in seeing more of an available listing or are interested in a property that you have visited, consider contacting a real estate agent to represent your interests. Call our office today to set up an appointment and get the help you need acquiring the home you want.
If you wish to visit an open house, no appointments need scheduling and no real estate agents need contacting. Open house are just that: open. It is like showing up for a concert in the park; simply make sure you have the right place and time, then put on your shoes, grab your coat and go. Once you arrive, head inside and you will find the seller’s real estate agent. The agent can provide you with more information about the home as you peruse its rooms and halls. Visuals are of real importance when advertising a listing, but they don’t compare to seeing and feeling it for yourself (neither do pictures of the Grand Canyon).
Another advantage of open house visits is the ability to assess the home’s intangible value. Just by taking note of visitor numbers, you can learn much about the home’s intangibles (location, popularity, etc.). This will help you determine how serious your offer should or should not be. Even if you are not yet ready to buy, experiencing the buying process is very valuable.
There are hundreds of open houses to visit all throughout Edmonton and finding them is simple. Searching on our open house page will yield several options for you to choose from. Open houses are generally held on weekends or weekday afternoons and are usually scheduled in clumps so you can see more at once instead of viewing them in a piecemeal fashion.
You may find that you don’t like any of the open houses you view, and that is ok. Open houses are newly listed every day of the week and we update our database frequently so you will never miss out on a listing.
Open houses are increasingly become a more effective, fast tracked way to sell a property and are therefore commonplace in the Edmonton housing market – especially with the ease of access to listings on site akin to Edmonton MLS®. As a potential buyer, you can spend as much or as little time shopping before making an offer, but keep in mind that since the process is faster, homes get scooped up faster. Finding a real estate agent to help you navigate the fast-moving waters of the housing market can ensure that you don’t miss out on the best opportunity.