Sign inEven though the house is open to the public, you'll still probably have to give the agent your name and contact information to be allowed inside, says Wendy English, sales manager at Century 21 Commonwealth in Medfield, Mass. "We have a responsibility to know who was in the house for the security of the seller's property," she explains.
A tip for homeowners
With prescription drug abuse on the rise, Realtors have reported that drug abusers are unfortunately posing as potential homebuyers and targeting open houses as sources of prescription medication. Homeowners are advised to collect their prescription medications in plastic bags and take it with them before their open house begins.