Real Estate Report 4/19/2013

NAR sponsors open house weekend

Lauren Bunting

(April 19, 2013) Flags and balloons will be flying around town this weekend for the National Association of Real­tors-sponsored weekend of open houses. On Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21, you can join REALTORS® and associations throughout the U.S. for open houses.

According to NAR, 45 percent of all potential homebuyers rely on open houses to help them find the home of their dreams and used open houses as a source in their home search process. During National Open House weekend, buyers have ample access to area homes for sale. The weekend is organized by state and local Realtor® associations across the country, and by the Coastal Association of Realtors here locally.

“Realtor® Nationwide Open House is a fantastic opportunity for those interested in homeownership to connect with a Realtor® who can offer expert guidance and advice on the home buying process,” said 2013 National Association of Realtors® Immediate Past President Moe Veissi, broker-owner of Veissi & Associates Inc., in Miami. “During the weekend Realtors® will be on hand to answer questions about the local housing market and provide insights into the social and financial benefits of homeownership. Open houses are also a great way for potential buyers to get a feel for what is available in their local market.”

The Coastal Association of Realtors anticipates more than 140 open houses throughout the areas of Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset counties over the two-day period. If you are interested in obtaining a list of local open houses, visit www.coastalrealtors.org. On the home page you’ll find a link titled “List of Local Open Houses” under a heading of “National Open House Weekend.”

 

— Lauren Bunting is a member of the Coastal Association of Realtors and a licensed REALTOR® with Bunting Realty, Inc. in Berlin. 

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