Skip To Content

Open House listings in Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR areas

People may attend real estate open houses even if they already have an agent for several reasons:

  1. Curiosity and Research: Open houses offer an opportunity for buyers to explore properties on their own and gain a better understanding of what’s available in the market. It allows them to see a variety of properties and assess their preferences and priorities. Attending open houses can help buyers refine their search criteria and provide a basis for discussion with their agent.
  2. Second Opinions: Buyers may attend open houses to seek a second opinion on a property they are considering. They may want to bring along family members, friends, or trusted advisors to get their perspectives and feedback. This additional input can be valuable in making an informed decision.
  3. Education and Market Knowledge: Open houses can be an educational experience, especially for first-time buyers or those unfamiliar with a particular area. By attending open houses, buyers can gather information about different neighborhoods, property styles, and market trends. It helps them become more knowledgeable about the local real estate market, which can be useful when discussing options with their agent.
  4. Comparison Shopping: Even with an agent, buyers may attend open houses to compare different properties side by side. It allows them to assess the pros and cons of each property and evaluate their value in relation to others. By attending open houses, buyers can develop a better sense of what they truly want and refine their preferences.
  5. Building Relationships: Attending open houses can provide an opportunity to meet and interact with real estate agents, mortgage brokers, and other industry professionals. Buyers may want to establish relationships with these professionals for future transactions or seek additional advice and guidance in their real estate journey.

It’s important for buyers attending open houses while working with an agent to be transparent about their existing representation. If they develop a serious interest in a property, they should inform their agent to ensure proper communication, representation, and negotiation on their behalf.

View our comprehensive list of posted open houses for the Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon areas. Contact us today for more information or to learn more about our no cost Buyer Agent services.


The Cano Real Estate team made our transition into our new home smooth and seamless. We are so thankful for their support and expertise throughout the whole process of selling our old home and purchasing our new one. As a busy family of six, their services were greatly appreciated and we highly recommend using them if you are considering buying or selling. You won’t be disappointed.
Jason M.