Open Houses: People Seem Willing To Go

Would you attend an open house right now?

Sixty-five percent of people who attended an open house in the last year say they would do so now without hesitation, according to a survey released Monday by the National Association of Realtors.

“The real estate industry – and our country – has endured some very challenging times for several months, but we’re seeing signs of progress and we are earnestly hoping the worst is behind us,” said NAR President Vince Malta, broker at Malta & Co., Inc., in San Francisco.

The survey also found that 59 percent of buyers and 58 percent of sellers believe buying houses is an “essential service.”