According to a real estate agent. – by Laura Barry
Historically, open house inspections have been a weekend morning staple in the Australian real estate market. These days, many people are either working or taking their kids to Saturday morning sports, and so open house inspections are also held on weekday afternoons or evenings.
Attending an open house inspection of a property you’re interested in buying is one of the best ways to do a thorough evaluation of whether the residence is suitable for you and your lifestyle. Unfortunately, it seems that some people tend to forget their manners at such events.
Whilst the list can be exhaustive, there are a few things a buyer should never do when inspecting a property they are interested in purchasing.
3 things you should never do at an open house inspection
1. In most cases, the home you are entering is currently being lived in so you need to be respectful to the occupants. You should never go through drawers or someone’s personal space.
2. It is never polite to use the bathroom when inspecting a property. Remember that this is somebody’s home so the concept is to look but not touch.
3. You should never refuse to leave your name and number when prompted for this by the agents running the inspection. This information should be provided not only for security reasons, but in the current COVID climate, it is mandatory.
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