When you are looking for a new home you may be keeping an eye on the realty websites yourself and being sent listings via email from your real estate agent. If can be very easy to get ahead of yourself and fall completely in love with a home over the Internet. Right in front of you will be the best possible description of the home and amazing photos displaying a house you just know would be perfect for you and your family. However, this article will educate you on just some of the reasons you want to refrain from getting too attached to that house before you actually go view it in person.
Don't fall too in love with the description
The description will generally focus on the best features the house has to offer. The description is written to draw attention from those looking to buy. It is basically a sales ad that is used to get you to come on down and have a look at the house in person. Of course, it isn't going to mention any of the flaws. The hope is that you will already have it in your mind you want the house before you see it. Then, once you learn of the problems you will already be so attracted to the home that you will overlook the issues and still make an offer.
Realize pictures can also be deceiving
When pictures of the house are taken, there may have been as many as hundreds taken and gone through so only the best of the best are chosen to show those looking at the house online. Also, photo editing software can be used to add more lighting to make the house look more cheerful in the pictures, to crop down the pictures so certain flaws are cut out of view and more. Also, pictures are generally taken of the best-looking rooms in the house while the 'problem' rooms can be left out of the displayed photos completely.
Important information may not be noted
Many times, extremely important information that can make all of the difference to whether or not the house would work for you at all won't be declared in the online posting for the house. For example, a house can read like the perfect house and the photos can have you feeling as if you would almost be willing to make an offer sight unseen. However, very important information can be left out with some examples being that the house is a cash only deal, the house is in a flood zone, the house is on a flag lot or anything else that may be a huge deal breaker for you.
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