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How to Be a Good Open House Guest in Champaign

An open house in Champaign - Urbana is a great chance for you to view other people's homes and picture how you can make it your own.

Whether you're going to an open house or a private showing, it's an exciting time in the home buying process. It reveals far more than any website or photo can.

As far as photography is concerned, professional real estate photos are taken to enhance the look of the home, to show it at it's best. But what you see in person reveals how this home can be made to be yours.

Before you tour homes, you should talk with your family about what you need in a home. Then do some research (our website is a great resource), and talk with your agent and lender. That way you can make a targeted visit with the homes you view, giving you an advantage over other buyers, as well as saving time.

So, before you start viewing, follow these tips to get prepared.

Make It Your Job to Know Which Houses Are “Open”

If you want to view open houses, check with your agent for homes that are scheduled for open house viewing. We have details on properties that are scheduled for open house showings and can keep you informed of open houses that fit your specific needs.

And while you’re searching, be sure to jot down the location, time, and date for any open house that strikes your fancy. It will make it that much easier to plan times and routes for hitting as many homes as possible.

Get There Early (and Say Hi to the Neighbors)

Showing up early shows you're serious about buying. You can beat the rush as well and have more time to speak with the hosting agent.

And don't be afraid to ask questions. Many home buyers avoid talking with the showing agent. But the more you speak with them, the more you'll learn about that home.

If a house seems like a match, take a walk around the neighborhood. If you see neighbors out and about, try to talk with them about the neighborhood and get the inside scoop on what life is like there.

If you plan to buy a home in Champaign - Urbana, our property search will help you find the perfect property in Champaign / Urbana. Make sure to visit our blog every week for more real estate and local Champaign - Urbana articles. Follow us on Facebook!
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