Make Going to Open Houses Simple and Fun in Sandpiper

Ever wondered how you’re supposed to act and if it’s a good idea to talk with a Lakeland 55+ communities real estate agent whenever you’re in an open house? This part of house hunting is not like going to the mall and shopping. You have to follow certain house rules to ensure your experience would be smooth and you get the information you exactly need. Consider the guidelines below when attending open houses.

Consider these guidelines when attending Lakeland FL Sandpiper Golf homes open house.

Your attire

Dressing appropriately is important so you can comfortably roam around and inspect the home during an open house. Remember that you may have to sit down, reach up, climb up a stairs or look into closets. Wear comfortable pants, shirt and shoes as much as possible.

Your schedule

Plan your visit to open houses before you actually drive straight to a home. It is best if you could get in touch with more than one Lakeland FL real estate agents so you are informed if there are other open houses nearby which you can visit. Plan the order of your visit and consider travel time. This would make your weekend afternoon truly worthwhile.

Your documentation

Be prepared with a list of things you ought to check before you go to the open house. A checklist in a small notebook or your smartphone would come in handy. But if you are allowed, taking photos and videos are the best ways to document your open house visit. This can help you decide when you get torn between 2 wonderful homes in

Lastly, be sure to respect the rules of the home seller as this is still his property and the last thing you want is to invade their privacy or to offend them.

Your attitude

Talking to a real estate agent in Lakeland 55+ communities might be something you don’t enjoy doing. But even so, you have to be polite in all your dealings. Respectfully ask and answer questions or politely decline answering and let the agent know you’re already working with someone, if you wish. The trick is to not give out too much information about you while getting as much information from your own research.

Also, trying not to give out criticism out loud may be an advantage later on when you need to compete with other buyers’ offers.

Your focus

The whole point of attending an open house is to see the home up close and check for things photos might not be able to reveal. So while you’re in there, grab the opportunity to open and close cabinets, drawers, and closets. Check the walls, floors, doors, and the water system. Watch out for damages, leaks, and cracks. Remember to be careful while checking.

It’s also a good time to ask about the home’s history. You can also listen to other buyers who might be able to pinpoint concerns you could miss otherwise. While you’re in the neighborhood, observe and if possible, ask neighbors about how it living there.

Going to open houses can be tremendously helpful if you are trying to find the perfect home for you. Ideally a Lakeland Sandpiper golf homes agent must be contacted at once so you can have more help in finding out all the information you need so you can decide.

Call me, Petra Norris, at (863) 619-6918 or send me an email at if you’re looking for a Lakeland Florida real estate agent with superior local knowledge, experience, professionalism, integrity, and personal service to help you sell or buy Lakeland 55+ Community homes for sale or Sandpiper Golf homes for sale.


Petra Norris, REALTOR®…

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