Luis Gabriel Gil, Realtor ®
RE/MAX Revealty


Open house and its pros and cons

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Ever heard of the term ‘open house’? It is an important term that you will encounter while you try to sell your house with the help of a professional realtor. What exactly does open house means? It means when the seller opens the house that need to be sold to the potential buyers. The seller gives permission for the buyers to do a tour of the property so that they can check the house and its surroundings. The potential buyers will get an overall idea of the interior and exterior of the property through the open house system instead of viewing an empty property without anything inside it. The buyers will get a chance to visualize the interior of the house as it already contains all the furniture and other equipments inside it.

A professional realtor will advise the seller to opt for open house system so that the property can reach to more potential buyers. They will also advise you about how long you should allow people to come around for seeing the house. A realtor will plan the entire schedule for you. They will bring the potential buyers who can be converted to the future owners of the house. But, as always everything have its advantages and disadvantages. The same goes with open houses also. They have its drawbacks. Let us look into some of the pros and cons of open houses.

Pros of open houses: Reaches to more people

Since the house for sale is open to all potential buyers, the probability of people knowing your property is really high. More people will come to know that there is a property up for sale. The potential buyers can browse through the house and decide whether to buy it or not.

Method to improve the condition of the house

Open house helps you to get feedbacks from the buyers who visit your property. You can ask for feedback from each of the visitors and use this data to modify your house. All these information can be combined together to improve the overall condition of your house. These renovations can then attract more visitors to the house.

Overall idea about the property

The buyers will get a gist of the entire condition of the house through their visit. They can make their own plans after viewing the property. Open house can attract the buyers up to some point.

Cons of open houses: Security issues

This is a serious issue related to the open house system. There are very high chances of breaking in to an open house as it is open to all the people. Even though the realtor set up a proper schedule for the entire visit, you might not know how people are. You might face certain security issues and concerns till the time the house is open to all. Beware of the dangers and take necessary precautions to avoid it.


The concept of open house itself might be very inconvenient to you as it involves a lot of procedures. People visiting the house from time to time can also be an inconvenience to you. You should be prepared to greet a lot of visitors who may not be even serious about buying the house.

Needs more time and effort

Open house requires a lot of time and effort of yours. It takes much time to sell your property through the open house system. This can even reduce the demand of the property in the market depending upon the current trend.

Take your time to decide the most convenient method to advertise your house. Open house can be a good option but there are better options than this. We will discuss it in our next posts. See you!

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Luis G. Gil | Realtor®

Karat Real Estate Inc.
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