Whether it is legal or not is probably not the right answer. I do not know why it would not be legal. But why would you want to do this? You have hired (and will pay) the realtor to list and sell the house. It is time to let them earn their commission. I cannot think of any real benefit to your doing this.
If I was the agent, I would not allow this to happen. Your presence could adversely affect possible buyers. The agent would also run the risk of your saying, "You did nothing. I sold the property." I just do not see this happening.
If you wish to be present for the open house, that is usually okay, in case there are questions about the property, and that kind of thing. But you trusted the agent to sell the house and now is the time to let the agent do the job.
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Its legal but why do you want to host an open house?
Open houses are generally USELESS in actually selling a house. They generally do not sell the house that is actually open. The primary thing open houses tend to do is to allow the Realtor to find new potenial BUYERS for the realtors to steer toward other listings...
If you think it is because the realtor is doing nothing.. most realtors simply list a house on multilist and let that do the selling. If the house is listed.. and noone is even walking through the house is generally over priced ... and to get traffic you will generally have to reprice the house at lower than market..
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