It’s Open House today in Fayette as Realtors show off homes for sale

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Scores of members from the Fayette County Board of Realtors welcome the community into a variety of open houses today as a part of the Realtor Nationwide Open House Weekend event.

“We hope that the public takes this opportunity to explore their local market, whether they’re in the market for a new home, looking to buy a home in the next year, or just curious to see what’s on the market,” said board President Patty Tarver. “There will be no high pressure sales tactics, just open dialogue between consumers and Realtors.”

Blue Realtor “R” balloons will indicate which homes are participating in the Open House Weekend. There will be a Realtor on duty inside the home to answer consumers’ questions about that particular home and the details of buying and selling a home in this market.

To find an open house in the Fayette County and surrounding areas, look for the two-page ad in this week’s issue of The Citizen newspaper, online at www.thecitizen.com and the Fayette County Board of Realtors website, www.FayetteREALTORS.com.

“We encourage people to visit the MLS site and map out the houses that they wish to visit,” said Tarver. “Since there are so many open houses planned, you can easily make a day of it.”

The Open House Weekend is two weeks before the April 30 deadline for the homebuyer tax credit. Buyers must have a home under contract by April 30 and close within 60 days in order to receive the federal tax credits.

First-time homebuyers can receive up to $8,000 in tax credits, and other buyers may be qualified to receive up to $6,500 in tax credits. Consumers can learn more about buying and selling a home at www.openhousegeorgia.org.

The Fayette County Board of Realtors is a voluntary professional association of approximately 500 licensed real estate brokers and salespersons engaged in all aspects of the real estate business throughout the county and surrounding areas.

FCBR is the local advocate for the real estate industry in Fayette county, committed to protecting private property rights and free enterprise, maintaining ethical and professional standards, and enhancing the public’s awareness and confidence in Realtors.