Myth #1: Open houses are necessary
Serious, qualified buyers are already represented by an agent and will take the time to book a showing if they are interested.
Myth #2: Open houses are effective for selling a home
A successful and effective open house would mean an offer was submitted. Less than 1% of deals are done by a buyer submitting an offer after going to an open house.
Myth #3: Nosy neighbours won't drop in
Typical demographics of an open house are nosy neighbours, buyers who haven’t been verified or don’t qualify and if you’re unlucky a thief.
Myth #4: Open houses don't work
They do work, but not for the purpose of selling the home. It is commonly used more for Real Estate Agents to meet prospective buyers who are in the market, or potential Sellers in the neighbourhood.
Whether it is saving up for a purchase, in between homes, relocating from out of town and waiting to see what your next move is renting has always been a great alternative to home ownership. We don’t shy away from clients who want to rent instead of buy, as we know everyone is on their own home ownership journey. We work just as hard for our clients that want to rent and we have the expertise and experience to get the right property for our clients.
The GTA is starting to age and we know that majority of sellers and buyers would like to make major construction changes or cosmetic adjustments to their property. Sellers getting ready to put their home on the market, buyers who just moved into their new home, clients who just want to renovate their home can have confidence knowing that we work with a variety of trades and builders we trust and know do great work and that our clients will have first access to when deciding to renovate their home.
We have a consultation no obligation approach to our business. Our advice and expertise is there to help make buyers and sellers in Burlington and surrounding areas to be informed about the industry. Real estate agents are there to provide advice and to represent their clients interest in a transaction, we know there are a variety of different types of transactions and we are happy to consult with sellers and buyers to provide them with the best advice for their transaction even if we are not involved.