For those in the Real Estate profession, and especially for Realtors in Portland, late April starts to feel a little bit like Christmas. That's because there is just a little bit of electricity in the air as a whole lot of new homes hit the market in anticipation of the spring and summer seasons. With warmer weather that means home sellers are more likely to open their homes to prospective buyers and real estate agents have the opportunity to put a good foot forward with the homes they are representing.
If you are thinking about purchasing a home, or even if you are considering selling your home open houses can be a great way to get a good feel for what is on the market and how far your budget will take you. They are also a great excuse to move your search away from popular sites like Zillow and expand your search into the real world.
It is very easy to get caught up with what a home looks like on the internet, but open houses can be a great way to learn about new neighborhoods and to see what you might like in a home first hand. Pictures are one thing, actually moving through a space is another thing entirely.
Now let's all cross our fingers and hope the sunshine is here to stay for a few months!