An interesting item in today’s NZ Herald posed the question “are open homes dodgy?” and the full article can be viewed here.
It states amongst other things:
Over crowded open homes can make a house seem small.
They are an invitation to thieves who will return later.
Over heard negative comments could put potential purchasers off.
Open homes are just a networking tool for agents.
Open homes are frequented by sticky beak neighbours.
You need more ID to rent a video than to inspect a family home.
The fact is that all the above statements are true.
Another great item about the dangers of open homes can be read here.
Instead of restricting an inspection time to an hour once or twice a week, a home should be available to inspect at any time to suit a genuine buyer. This is what the best agents do.
What are your thoughts on Open Homes?