House hunters are encouraged to attend Realtors’ open houses to get a feel for the market. Brendon DeSimone of says buyers should observe other attendees, noting that if there is a big crowd and they are asking the agent pointed questions, the listing likely will be snapped up quickly. He says they also should observe the agent’s reactions and be mindful of potential issues when turnout is low. If the sellers are present, DeSimone says they should ask how long the home has been on the market and how long they have lived there to gauge their motivation, understanding that it would be a waste of time to deal with an unmotivated seller. | Read More