Visit San Ramon Homes Open House when shopping for homes
First time home buyers and move ups are looking for the ideal San Ramon real estate that affords them majestic views of Mount Diablo while being close to downtown workplaces and neighboring schools. While real estate agents can help to narrow down your choices, you still have to perform the legwork yourself in searching for San Ramon homes that fit into your preferences of location, floor-plan and price. Schedule time to visit neighborhood open houses in the area. Here are 7 important advantages to this home buying tactic.
Ask Important Questions Without Feeling Pressured
The listing agent will be available at the open house to answer questions and give additional details. They aren’t working on the hard sell. They will allow you to view the home at your own pace as if you are on a private tour. It is also a time when the homeowners are not in the house. So first time home buyers don’t feel pressured to make an instant bid.
Picture Yourself in the Home
One thing to keep in mind is that when real estate agents take San Ramon homes buyers to look at the available property, the current homeowners may still be living there. So the house will be filled with their personal possessions and clutter as they prepare to pack. Open houses allow for the home to show its best appearance. It has been decluttered and most of the personal possessions have been put away. You have an unobstructed view of the floor plan, paint colors, flooring materials and other aspects.
Inspect the Home at Your Own Pace
A typical San Ramon open house home will be open to the public for about 3 hours. You will have the opportunity to take your time and really check out the place for any problems such as a bit of a slope in the floor or discoloration to the walls. When going on a private tour with your real estate agent, you may have only 10 minutes to 15 minutes to look at the home, as you could miss seeing something important.
Schedule Extra Visits
Often first time home buyers won’t be able to decide if the place is right for them because they may have missed certain details during the first visit. Open houses for San Ramon homes allow for you to visit a second and third time, as you can further determine if the place is right without making a rush judgement.
Meet the Neighbors
An open house is also the perfect time to meet and greet the neighbors. They can give you information about the neighborhood and the best aspects of the area. They will share their insights as you can also decide if it is a neighborhood you want to move into if purchasing the San Ramon real estate.
Gauge The Competition
Also while looking at the home, you will be able to see your competition as the move ups and other buyers are asking questions and inspecting rooms. You can figure out how much interest they have in the particular home by how many questions they ask and how long they are at the open house. You can also figure out how eager they are in making a bid.
You aren’t under any obligations when visiting a home at the open house. You can come and go as you please freely. You aren’t hassled for your opinions of the house or asked to make a bid. The only thing that may happen is that the listing agent will ask for feedback on how to make the open house more appealing to additional buyers.
Mona Koussa is a San Ramon real estate local agent serving the community and surrounding areas since 1999. Feel free to call or email with any question.