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Questions Open House Hosts Ask You as a Guest and Why – Number Three of Three

Questions Open House Hosts Ask You as a Guest and Why – Number Three of Three

Question number three:
Are you working with a real estate agent? OR (Have you signed a representation agreement with a Realtor?)
Why they are asking: Agents respect boundaries out of courtesy to other agents. If you are represented by an agent already and the agent knows it, the open house agent is not allowed by the National Association Code of Ethics to ask if you would like them to represent you.

Open house sign

Open house sign

The natural next or follow-up question is who the agent is who is representing you. Many agents who do a good amount business in a particular neighborhood or area know other equally busy agents. The agent can follow up with your Realtor to find out what you thought about the home and if you are interested in buying it – because the other agent REPRESENTS you. So, yes, provide your agent’s name. Your agent, in their pre-buying consultation with you, should will hopefully have prepared you for this to very likely happen if you are going to open houses without them, which is VERY COMMON.

Have fun going to great prospective homes to see them – OPEN HOUSES ROCK!

Cheers!
Ken

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