2011 Jan 7th

The New and Improved Hoboken and Downtown Jersey City Open House Google Map for 1/8 and 1/9

Every Open House in Hoboken and Downtown Jersey City this weekend as compiled from the Midweek and Hoboken Reporter, the MLS, every Realtor website and email and Craigslist courtesy of the Turoff Realty Team.

Happy New Year faithful HREN blog followers.  As mentioned in yesterday’s post, our Hoboken Open House Google Map now includes open houses in Downtown Jersey City as well.  We know that many condo shoppers are considering  JC as well as Hoboken, so we thought to expand our map coverage.  There aren’t a lot of open houses this weekend, so adding JC was pretty easy to accomplish.  I’m sure that when we get to Springtime and the number of open houses multiply exponentially we’ll have our hands full updating the map – but we’ll jump off that bridge when we get to it.

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When you look at the map, place markers are color coded:

New listings are marked with a Push Pin icon.

Click on the location marker for:

Want to know which open houses are on Saturday and which only Sunday? Click on “tools” at the top of the list and enter the word “sat” or “sun” (without the quotes) into the search box.

Did you know that the agent hosting an open house is the Seller’s agent?Whether it is the actual listing agent or any other agent from the same company, that person legally represents the sellers.  Not only that, the hosting agent – by law – has a fiduciary duty to the seller to get that seller the highest possible pricefor that property.  Do you think it might be a conflict of interestfor that same person to then represent you?  Many people think so.  In fact, in many states (other than NJ) it is illegal for the same agent to represent the seller and also work with the buyer.

Did you know that when you go to an open house you can see the property at the open house on your own and, if you like it, go back to it with your own agent?You can!  So if you see something you like at an open house you might want to consider finding your own agent who does not work for the seller.Just because you walk into an open house does not mean that the hosting (seller’s) agent gets to “claim” you as his or her customer – even if you “sign in”.  You are the consumer.  You are spending your hard earned money on what is probably the biggest investment you will make in your life.  Don’t you think you should be able to work with whom you choose?

Questions? Text us at 201 993 9500.

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  1. Greg

    The open house map still has markers for old open houses and is missing quite a few that are advertised on craigslist, not sure about other sources.

  2. Lori Turoff

    Greg,
    Since it’s the first week we added JC I’m curious if you are talking about JC or Hoboken? We get our info from the Reporter, the MLS and individual agent websites. Craigslist info is sometimes accurate and sometimes not. If you find something incorrect, let us know and we’re happy to fix it.

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