5 Questions To Ask The Agent When Attending an Open House In Athens

If you’re looking to buy a home, chances are good you’ll attend at least a few open houses. This can be a great time to see several homes in a day, but you can risk not spending enough time in a single property that you miss something important. To help you get a better idea of a home, here are 5 questions to ask the agent when attending an open house in Athens.


When you ask the agent this question, watch to see if they hesitate in giving you an answer.

If the owners are relocating, want to upgrade, or just wanted a change, the agent is likely to be pretty forthcoming. However, if they’re moving due to problems with the home or the neighborhood, the agent may not be as willing to volunteer this information.

You can have your agent follow up to dig a little deeper if you feel the need to get more information.


Knowing whether there have been other offers, either ones that have fallen through or that the buyer has withdrawn, can be very telling about the home. If the home hasn’t had any other offers, or if offers have fallen through due to problems with buyers securing funding, it really isn’t something to worry about.

However, if you ask the agent and they say there have been multiple withdrawn offers, you know there could be a problem. There could be hidden problems that only come out during an inspection, for example, or the sellers may be difficult in negotiating contingencies.


In most states, the real estate agent is required by law to disclose any known structural problems or code violations. However, these categories don’t always capture anything that could prove an annoyance or an expensive fix.

When you ask the agent about any problems with the home, feel free to ask follow-up questions if you feel you’re not getting a satisfactory answer. Ask about the condition of the roof, windows, and siding, the age and repair history of the appliances, and whether any parts of the home were renovated recently.

Again, if you feel you’re not getting the full picture form the agent, have your agent follow-up for the whole story.


A home is more than just the physical property and the yard. It’s also important to find a neighborhood fit for you, including schools, shopping, fitness centers, libraries, and restaurants. Ask the agent for as clear a picture as possible of the neighborhood, including whether it skews younger or older, or if the neighborhood has a pretty wide age spread.

If you’re familiar with the area, you may already know how to find nearby amenities. However, if you don’t already live in the area, have the agent give you an idea of the nearest, best food, shopping, and entertainment, and whether or not you can walk to get to those places.


Knowing how quickly – or how slowly – the seller wants to get rid of the home can give you a plan for your overall strategy if you want to make an offer. If the sellers want to move quickly because they need to relocate or they’ve already found another home they love, getting your offer in quickly could prove beneficial, even if it isn’t full asking price.

On the other hand, if they’re not in a hurry, you can take your time to look at other properties that may be better than this one, or that can give you an idea of how to make an offer that’s priced with the market and will have a great chance of getting accepted.


If you want some help knowing the best questions to ask the agent when attending a Athens open house, or need some help finding the right property for you, contact us today at 706-426-1082!

Georgui Kassaev

Georgui Kassaev was invited to this country in 1996 during the Atlanta Olympic games. The first place he came to call his home after leaving Russia and performing all over Mexico, was Athens. He became a professional mixed martial arts fighter, then coach, and eventually obtained two black belts in taekwondo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He formed a specialty carpentry and construction business which sparked his passion for real estate. He then rediscovered his first passion performing. After all, he has performed in the circus since he was eleven years old in front of thousands of people and then again when he was an adult as a professional fighter. In 2018 he landed his first 3 television roles. While acting, he continued developing his real estate skills, becoming a value-add investor in the Classic City and then getting his real estate license. He has now become a listing specialist in the Greater Athens Area, working with homeowners to protect their interests and get them the right price for their property! However, he never abandoned his construction roots and works with investor clients to help them buy properties based on their numbers with no aversion to making multiple offers. Georgui is fluent in three languages Russian, Spanish, and English. He is proficient in video production and social media marketing.

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