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Open House Etiquette

Enjoy Your Home Search

When visiting Open Houses, it is best to have a plan and make an afternoon of it. Do not try and view more
than 6 homes in a day. 

You should not waste your time looking at homes outside your price range. If you are in the $500,000 price
range, viewing a million dollar home with all the granite counter tops, marble, 2 story foyer and 3 car
garage on five acres will likely lead to expectations that will never be met.

The web site makes it easy to set up an efficient route to see the homes you would like to view. All you need
to do is enter the price range, bedrooms, location, etc., click on Open Houses Only and choose from
the list shown. Click on Driving Instructions and add the homes you want in Selected Locations and click
on Get Directions. Print it out and you are ready to go - Enjoy your day!

Take a cooler with water or pop, handi-wipes, camera, measuring tape (25-30 feet minimum), cell phone,
pen, and note pad.

Remember you will be a guest at someone's home so please abide by the Golden Rule.

Some hints on how to have an educational and enjoyable day:
    Dress comfortably but appropriately - No high heels, cut-offs, tank tops, short shorts. Loafers and socks
         best. Some Sellers may request that you remove your shoes.
    Keep your children with you at all times.
    Be polite and ask before taking pictures or use the bathroom. Please do not open drawers or doors
        of furniture or cabinets not built-in.
    "Does Not Convey" means that the fixture or appliance does not go with the sale of the home. 
    Measuring a room or closet is OK but please do not move furniture or clothing to do so.
    Asking questions about schools, commuting, shopping is OK but questions on crime, zoning, etc. are
        not appropriate. Email LeBoeuf Real Estate and we will provide the information source on how to
        obtain the requested information.
    Information on HOA and Condo fees should be in the brochure. If not, it's OK to ask
    Vacant homes are usually staged with fake furniture so be careful and check before sitting.
    Listen to what other potential Buyers are saying
    If food is offered, please do not make a mess - put trash in containers provided.
    OK to ask if there have been any offers, why they are moving, etc. but be polite and don't press for 
        an answer
    Do not criticize the home in front of the owner or host- If you can't say anything good - don't 
        say anything.
    Respect "Do Not Enter" signs. Owner or Open House host will assist you to see the room or area.
    Keep information about yourself to a minimum. Get the brochure before leaving.
    Look around outside, in the garage, basement and, if you like the home, drive around the neighborhood
    Be safe at all time - especially on stairs
    Thank the host with a smile. Remember they may have a number of offers and you want them to
        remember you as a nice person.