Don’t get too attached to a property when you first see it online. Wait until you visit the home! For this, is always good to find a good real estate agent that you find when calling Dean Capital and will be able to point out the pros and cons on each home you look at. Make sure to be patient as impulse decisions in real estate can cost major dollars and have life altering affects.
- It’s huge! Photographers can use wide angle lens to make everything look as large as possible.
- It looks like a new home! HDR image processing can make a home appear brand new
- It looks so peaceful! Home staging creates a peaceful environment, but those items can distract you from other details.
- I have a good feeling! Online listings will rarely show flows in a property. It’s ALL positive information.
- Bad reviews on nearby places! Check out the online reviews of some nearby local restaurants and shops. Reviews and discussions about nearby to-dos are great to get a true understanding of what life would be like if you purchased the home.
- Is this a room or a closet? Buyers are often surprised by how much smaller the home appears in person.
- What’s that smell? Strong pet odors, mold, and sewer/septic issues are surprises that you can’t experience online.
- Do I keep hearing cop cars sirens? It’s smart to hang out in the neighborhood for a few hours to know the real are experience. The local crime rate of the area may get the true “feel” of this important factor so you have to visit the neighborhood. Maybe it says there’s a market .3 miles away from the home but when are visiting, you find out there are no sidewalks to get there! Crime rates could be reported low but it’s important for you and your family to feel safe when you are there. Visiting and walking around the area is the best way to understand if you can picture yourself living in the neighborhood.
- What is that on the neighbor’s yard? You might find surprises as you walk towards the backyard. Some areas are intentionally not photographed so you don’t discover these surprises.