If you’ve been shopping MLS listings, you may have noticed that some have no open houses. In this case you would have to have your Boston real estate agent set up an appointment to see the Boston condos, luxury apartments or Boston real estate you’re interested in. Often Boston real estate buyers want to know why sellers would consider not having an open house. Here are a few reasons:
1. Security – Some sellers are concerned with security when it comes to having people walking through their Boston real estate during an open house. Things may get broken, scuffed, stolen, etc. For these reasons some sellers may wish to avoid open houses and simply ask those interested to set up appointments with the seller’s agent.
2. Privacy – During an open house anyone that wishes to view the Boston real estate may do so, this doesn’t mean that every person that crosses your threshold is actually interested in buying, they may only be a bit on the nosy side. Some sellers limit those who view the home in hopes of weeding out the serious from curious.
3. Possible negative marketing – An open house is meant to not only showcase the Boston real estate property, but to inspire some enthusiasm about it. This may not work in an open house setting if those attending begin saying negative things that influence those around them.
4. Not intimate enough to get a good look – If an open house is very busy, it may prevent interested buyers from being able to focus on the house if they’re being pushed along by other viewers.
If you are considering selling your Boston real estate, how do you feel about having open houses? It is probably best to consult a knowledgeable Boston real estate agent before making any final decisions on the subject as the right real estate agent should be able to give you the best advice.
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