What NOT to Say at an Open House

Always wear a poker face when attending an open house.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!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Fran Bailey Fran Bailey is a Realtor who has been quoted in numerous Chicago and national publications. To schedule showings for any listings, get a free market analysis for your home or to contact Fran email her at fran.bailey@bairdwarner.com or call 773-793-4516. Learn More