In defence of open houses

  • Not all homebuyers are tech savvy and interested in finding their home virtually, and open houses give buyers a physical feel to a space and its surroundings.
  • Agents should encourage buyers to ask them questions as well as themselves while walking through an open house.
  • Open houses give agents the opportunity to connect with an individual in-person and collect helpful information to keep in touch in the future.

In the age of video tours and 3D tours, arguments grow more heated over whether open houses are still a good use of time or not. According to some Re/Max brokers, they are a very good use of time for homebuyers, especially those just getting their feet wet in the market.