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3 Things You Need to Consider Before You Attend an Open House

by Eden Homes 11/10/2019

An open house enables a buyer to check out a residence in-person and determine if this home matches or exceeds his or her expectations. However, a buyer who fails to plan ahead for an open house may struggle to make the most of this opportunity.

Ultimately, there are several things you need to consider before you attend an open house, such as:

1. Your Home Must-Haves

Make a list of must-have home features – you will be glad you did. With this list in hand, you can check out a house in-person and determine if it has the features you require.

You also may want to put together a list of preferred cities and towns prior to launching a house search. This list will allow you to hone your home search – and your search for open house events – to a small group of cities and towns.

2. Your Homebuying Budget

As a homebuyer, it is crucial to optimize your time and resources as you search for your dream residence. If you enter the housing market with a budget at your disposal, you can avoid the risk of attending an open house for a residence you may be unable to afford.

To establish a homebuying budget, you should review your current finances. You may want to meet with banks and credit unions as well. And if you get pre-approved for a mortgage, you will know exactly how much you can spend on a residence when you start your house search.

3. Your Homebuying Timeline

There is no guarantee that attending one open house will help you find your dream residence. But if you maintain flexibility, you can attend a variety of open house events and boost the likelihood of discovering a residence that falls in line with your expectations.

Furthermore, you should be ready to act quickly if you attend an open house and want to buy a residence following the event. In this scenario, you should be prepared to work diligently to put together a competitive offer to purchase the home.

As you get set to attend an open house, you may want to employ a real estate agent, too. A real estate agent can keep you up to date about open house events in cities and towns where you want to reside. Plus, a real estate agent can attend an open house with you and provide plenty of homebuying tips and insights.

Let's not forget about the support a real estate agent provides once you find a house you want to purchase, either. At this point, a real estate agent will help you put together a competitive homebuying proposal. And if your offer to purchase is accepted, a real estate agent will help you finalize your house purchase.

Consider the aforementioned factors closely before you attend an open house. By doing so, you can prepare for an open house and use the opportunity to determine if a residence is right for you.

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About Simone Duhamel

 Simone Duhamel has been working as a Real estate agent since 1996 and has owned and run "Cobra Construction LLC" a builder of fine homes, since 2003.
Her clients come from a wide spectrum of needs and desires.
She has been a member of the Manchester Nashua Board of Realtors since 1996, and has worked diligently to establish good working relationships with a variety of professionals in the industry of home ownership. 

She's been working 10 years in the mortgage industry and is currently working on her MBA
 

*Graduate of Buyer Broker School of Real Estate.

*Graduate of Kathy Roosa School of Real Estate for sales and marketing.

*Member of the National Association of Realtor's.

*Bilingual, fluent in German.

*Member of the NNEREN (Northern New England Real Estate Network).

*Servicing from Laconia, to Nashua, east to west.

*Regional Member/Agent for HUD (Housing and Urban development) homes.

*Member of the Greater Manchester Nashua Board of Realtor s.

*On the Goffstown NH Planning board.

*Owner of Alpha and Omega Group since 2009. (Various Home services)

Mrs. Duhamel is a strong believer in Volunteer work and is therefore involved in multiple efforts to help those in need. 

In 2009 she founded "Chains of Freedom", in an effort to abolish modern day slavery/human trafficking.

This is a non-profit organization that diligently works on the funding of missionaries, one of the many organizations we support, is the well known "Salvation Army" that has made such tremendous strides 

for this cause in recent months...however they need continued funding in these efforts and we at "Chains of Freedom" seek to meet that need. 

About Samantha Mulvaney

Samantha Mulvaney acquired her Real Estate License in December of

2010. She is a graduate of Kathy Roosa (New England) School of

Real Estate. She has a strong background in mortgage lending and

financing with experience in the field for over five consecutive

years. Samantha is currently working toward her Bachelors degree

in Business Administration at Southern New Hampshire University.

She is excited to take on this new endeavor and will strive to

meet her client’s needs.