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IMG 0367WIt is cold and windy today and the high will be in the 20’s. But its still safe to go outside and there may even be some open houses. Here are a few open house tips:

1. Wear your mask and take off your shoes when you enter.

2.  Sign in and give the Boston real estate agent your contact information. He or she will follow up with you after the open, unless you request not to.

3.  If you are interested in the Boston condo for sale be careful what you say in front of the agent and other potential buyers. You don’t want to say anything that may weaken your negotiating power later on.

4.  Please remember that the agent holding the open house is representing the seller not you.

5.  The agent holding the open may not be the listing agent and may not know much about the Boston downtown condo as you would expect..

6.  There are questions that agents generally won’t or shouldn’t answer, like why the owner is selling and other information about the current owner or if the seller will take a lower priced offer.

Open houses are a great way to get into some homes and tour them. People who are serious about actually buying a home should understand that only a small percentage of homes that are for sale are open on a particular Sunday. The whole point of an open house isn’t to sell the Beacon Hill condo but it is also a way that real estate agents can meet potential home buyers and sellers too.

The neighbor’s like to come to open houses too. Sometimes it is curiosity other times it helps them decide how they want to stage and price their own home.

Home buyers should not wait for an open house to see a home that is for sale.  There are many homes that are for sale that are never held open. While you are waiting another buyer is scheduling a private showing and making an offer.

Boston condos for sale: Attending an Open House

Even if you do not think of yourself as a Boston condo investor, you cannot ignore the great potential value that Boston condo open house offers. For this reason, it is important to take full advantage of open house visits.

Boston condo open houses are part of a real estate selling strategy that has become a tradition among developers and individual owners make them available to prospective buyers who do not necessarily have to schedule a tour. Instead, they can just check the times when the Boston condos for sale is available to visit. For managers of new condominium towers, open houses are efficient in the sense that they can assign real estate agents to be present during certain shifts so they can answer questions and start negotiations if the opportunity arises. Private owners can also schedule open houses during weekends if they feel motivated to sell.

As you tour Boston condos, lofts, and penthouses for sale, Beacon Hill,  Back Bay and the other downtown districts, keep in mind these properties stand a great chance of generating substantial equity. Here are a few recommendations you can follow as you visit open houses during your search for a downtown Boston property.

Consider the Location Before the Structure

Take time to tour the Boston neighborhood before you arrive at the open house. If things near the property are not in line with what you expect, you can skip the listing and move on to the next.

Ask the Right Condo Questions

One of the best ways to tour Boston condo open house for sale is to retain a real estate professional to take you along and provide all the information you need about the building and available listings. If you are going on your own, write a list of questions about the unit, the building, the neighborhood, and the purchase contract conditions.

Use Basic Etiquette

Boston has been a sellers’ market for the last few years, which means condo owners have every right to be selective about who they wish to sell their properties to. If condo owners or real estate agents welcome you with a set of open house rules, your failure to abide could easily result in being blacklisted even if your purchase bid is attractive. One example in this regard would be a seller who asks visitors to remove their shoes before entering the condo.

If you’re searching for Boston condos for sale or  in another downtown neighborhood. Call  Ford Realty In., today at 617-595-3712 to begin your search.

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