Yesterday I hosted an open house in Palatine for a couple that wants to take advantage of this market and move up to a larger home. As their listing agent, I was thrilled with a turnout of 18 people. If I had been the buyer agent for some of those people, I would have been horrified! Here are some of the actual comments:
“I can’t believe how reasonably this house is priced!”
“I can’t find anything wrong with this house.”
“This is a really nice home!”
Never, never, never let anyone besides your buyer agent (who should be me ;)) know how much you like a home for sale! It can cost you thousands of dollars. Once the sellers learn how much you like their home, they have the advantage in negotiations. Always wear your poker face to open houses and watch what you say!