Open Houses are not something we do often.. usually at the beginning of a listing if the Seller is on board with that part our marketing plan. The overwhelming majority of Buyes especially for those beyond first time time buyer status, have Buyer's agents. ...some who escort the Buyers and other Buyers who indicate an agent when they sign the register.
We believe in honoring those relationships as we would expect other agents to honor ours.
We point out major features, supply a very detailed written home summary and let buyers and agents have their tour to themselves. Sometimes conversations are overheard..OR we get calls after the tour...how old is...what about the...and we are happy to answer them or learn the answers.
On a couple of occasions, Buyers agents called with questions and had already decided ...and apparently told their buyer what a price was to change this, add that....etc. without of course, the benefit of either knowing IF there was an issue from a professional ..OR having a quote to do whatever work they deemed "necessary." One all knowing agent decided that windows leaked....nope...not true...they were newer and there was some humidity in the house.
Few people are "wallpaper fans" and we had one listing where one part of a foyer had wallpaper that was tasteful and resembled faux painting. The agent told the Buyers it would be $20,000 to remove it...'Really ?
Buyers agents are supposed to represent the Buyer...BUT BUT BUT ...with information that has supported documentation..not imagination.
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