Press Release April 19, 2013

Kicking Off the Spring Market – Nationwide Open House Weekend

Kicking Off the Spring Market – Nationwide Open House Weekend


Purchasing a home is one of the most important decisions in a person’s life and deciding on a particular house comes with many options. Forty-five percent of recent buyers used open houses as a way to narrow down their choices and find their dream home. Buyers in the area will have the opportunity to do just that on April 20 and 21 as Realtors® hold open houses all weekend long as part of the Realtor® Nationwide Open House Weekend.    

“Spring is typically a busy season when it comes to home buying, and to kick-off the season Realtors®throughout the area are taking part in Realtor® Nationwide Open House Weekend,” said Brenda Maxfield, Vice President of Weidel Realtors. “This event is a great way for buyers to get an idea of what they can afford and what kinds of homes are available in the local market. It’s also a chance for sellers to market their home and attract potential buyers.”  

Realtors® will be available at open houses to answer questions about the home buying process and local market conditions.  Our Weidel Sales Associates are knowledgeable about the areas and the homes and will be able to any questions that may arise.

According to data from the National Association of Realtors® the typical recently purchased home was 1,860 square feet and was built in 1996. The typical buyer purchased a home with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, while slightly half of the homes purchased were on a single level. When it comes to home features, buyers prefer central air conditioning the most, while walk-in closets were second. The two most common rooms buyers were willing to spend more for were a laundry room and a den/home office. 

“Buyers need to have a clear idea of what features are important to them and know where they are willing to compromise;” said Maxfield. “That is where visiting open houses can be helpful. Also, working with a Realtor® can be a real asset. Realtors® visit hundreds of homes with buyers each year, and have a unique understanding of what buyer’s value in their local markets. Their expertise and knowledge can help you achieve the dream of homeownership.”