When you attend an open house, you want to look around and get as much information about the home as you can. But it’s important to remember that you are a guest in someone’s house, so please be respectful. If you’ve never attended an open house before, here are a few don’ts to avoid.
DON’T forget to take off your shoes. Most homeowners will ask that you take your shoes off before entering their home. There is traditionally a sign at the entrance requesting you do so. If they allow you to keep your shoes on, make sure you use the doormat to wipe off any dirt you could track into the home.
DON’T wait until the last minute. Make sure you have enough time to view the entire home. Don’t wait until 5 minutes before the end of the open house to come in.
DON’T open closed doors without permission. If doors in the home are closed, check with the listing agent before you open them.
DON’T go through people’s personal items. Everything you need to see about the home will be visible, so there’s no need to go through other people’s property. Do not rifle through drawers, closets, or medicine cabinets.
DON’T be afraid to ask questions. The listing agent is there to answer any questions, so use them as a resource when questions arise.
Ready to check out some great open houses? Check out all the great open houses that are happening during our final Twilight Open House Tour event of the summer! Check out all the great homes that will be open on Wednesday, August 14th from 5-7PM.