Can I ask why you would wait for an open house to view the property? If you work with a buyer's agent you can see any active property of interest when it is convenient for your schedule. Your buyer's agent also can help search for properties that meet your needs, arrange showings, help you submit an offer, negotiate a good deal, basically be with you throughout the buying process. Since the seller pays real estate commissions this high level of service does not cost you the buyer.
for up to date info on active properties you can use my web site http:// snoble.illinoisproperty.com Also I would be happy to meet with you to discuss working with a buyer's agent in more detail (we could even view properties you may be interested if you like).
best wishes and happy house hunting! Synthia w/Remax 2000 312-399-6729 firstname.lastname@example.org