Harpenden estate agency gets set for open house day

PUBLISHED: 12:57 01 May 2019 | UPDATED: 13:08 01 May 2019

One of the properties available to view at the open house day is Ayres Barn, Harpenden, which has a guide price of £1,750,000. Picture: Savills

One of the properties available to view at the open house day is Ayres Barn, Harpenden, which has a guide price of £1,750,000. Picture: Savills

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Savills in Harpenden is getting ready for its annual open house event, which takes place next Saturday, May 11.

Wendover Drive, Welwyn, will also be available to view. It has a guide price of �950,000. Picture: SavillsWendover Drive, Welwyn, will also be available to view. It has a guide price of �950,000. Picture: Savills

The event will give prospective buyers the chance to view as many of the 23 available homes as they wish between 10am and 4pm.

While very much the norm in the US and Australia, open houses remain more of a rarity in the UK.

Nick Ingle, head of residential at Savills Harpenden, believes they offer house hunters an opportunity to see a wider range of properties than they may do otherwise, potentially discovering their dream home as a result.

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He said: “Buyers tend to start their search with a prescribed idea of where they want to live, but more often than not end up buying elsewhere.

“Open houses are an excellent way to explore what's on offer in an informal setting and on their own terms. Crucially, the nature of the event means that buyers are encouraged to look beyond their search parameters, which can be hugely beneficial.”

Anyone wishing to take part must register online at savills.co.uk/openhouses or call the Harpenden office on 01582 465000. They will then be given property details and local area guides ahead of the event to help plan their day.

Nick added: “Those looking for a new home can see as few or as many properties as they like on the day, using the opportunity to spend time in an area they are interested in and try on the lifestyle for size.

“This can often open up new possibilities; and for some, the door to their dream home.”

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