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Go to weekend open or weekday inspection?

Discussion in 'The Buying & Selling Process' started by HUGH72, 2nd Jul, 2015.

  1. HUGH72

    HUGH72 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Everyone
    Weekend open inspection or weekday? Time is precious and its difficult buying interstate, do you just plan around the weekend opens or try to go mid week? I have done a little of both although some agents only want the one inspection on a Saturday which is understandable if there are tenants, but it can be difficult squeezing a lot into one day.
    Some agents go out of their way while others are lazy IMO.
    Whats your strategy?
     
  2. Chilliblue

    Chilliblue Well-Known Member

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    Property sales wait for no man. If you wait for the weekend you could miss out.
     
  3. Jamie Moore

    Jamie Moore MORTGAGE BROKER - AUSTRALIA WIDE Business Member

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    Not so much that they're lazy - might just not be possible to open it beforehand for the reason you've outlined.

    Cheers

    Jamie
     
  4. thatbum

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    If the market is hot - to get in a viewing as soon as possible basically.
     
  5. swanqueen

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    If buying interstate I get a buyers agent to inspect for me.

    If buying in my own state I make an appointment to get in early and not wait for the scheduled open.
     
  6. Kael

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    For my past property inspections, I've always rang the agent and asked when I can inspect at their earliest convenience. I've had some agents say to me "Saturday open house is only time" even when I say to them that I've got work during that time and I am a motivated buyer. Depends on the market really.
     
  7. HUGH72

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    I have recently found a few who were totally inflexible or just lazy. It was just a case of the open or the open, no attempts to contact the tenants with plenty of notice or explain why I couldn't see the property if there even was tenants.
    Wouldn't like an agent like that if I was selling, we have come a long way from the days pre internet when you would drive around with an agent and they would show you ALL their listings.
     
  8. Be Developer

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    @HUGH72

    In current market, best to get it there first.

    As you said some agents are very lazy and wont go to extra mile to open up home on weekdays!

    On other hand, I am seeing some agents are having open home on weekdays to accommodate tenets convenience.
     
  9. Propertunity

    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    Best to get in before the first mid-week Open if at all possible.
     
  10. Lisa Parker- Buyers Agent

    Lisa Parker- Buyers Agent Well-Known Member Business Member

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    Midweek, make offer immediately without competition.
     
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  11. Chilliblue

    Chilliblue Well-Known Member

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    The property that we are about to settle on at the end of the month never made to be advertised. First in as soon the contracts were in the RE office, offer made at the inspection and terms agreed within the hour.