Mark your calendars for Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21, 2013—and join REALTORS® and associations throughout the U.S. and internationally for a weekend open house.
Potential home buyers rely on open houses to help them find the home of their dreams. During National Open House weekend, buyers can have a greater chance of doing just that. The weekend is organized by state and local Realtor® associations across the country and around the world, uniting Realtors® as they host thousands of open houses while engaging consumers on the benefits of homeownership and bringing buyers and sellers together.
“Realtor® Nationwide Open House is a fantastic opportunity for those interested in homeownership to connect with a Realtor® who can offer expert guidance and advice on the home buying process,” said 2013 National Association of Realtors® Immediate Past President Moe Veissi, broker-owner of Veissi & Associates Inc., in Miami. “During the weekend Realtors® will be on hand to answer questions about the local housing market and provide insights into the social and financial benefits of homeownership. Open houses are also a great way for potential buyers to get a feel for what is available in their local market.”
According to NAR’s 2012 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, 45 percent of all buyers used open houses as a source in their home search process. This figure suggests the value of open houses even in the Internet era. In fact, 46 percent of the buyers who went to open houses found out about them through internet searches.