Open houses are a great way to research areas and become familiar with what's offered in specific communities. I'm always happy to assist buyers with attending open houses during their purchasing process and as a general contractor I can help identify specific characteristics of each home that can help with your decisions. During your visits, you will encounter hosts of the open houses. They may be listing agents for the home you're visiting, but also you may encounter hosts that are hoping to recruit you as a buyer client of theirs. Feel free to ask their position so you know with whom you are communicating. For buyers working with me, you may simply let them know we are working together and if you have a stack of my cards, you can hand those off to them as needed.