Home buyers looking for open houses can ask real estate agents for open house information and check real estate websites, suggests Quicken Loans. In addition, those looking for homes in their immediate area can drive around and look for open house signs.
An excellent source of information regarding open houses, real estate agents often develop mailing lists to provide open house information to potential clients. When visiting an open house, potential home buyers should ask about the age of the roof and furnace and investigate possible problems with the foundation or basement, advises Quicken Loans. Home buyers should also photograph and make notes about homes in which they're interested.