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The Benefits of Looking at Observatory Park Homes in Person

June 15, 2016

Although the process of buying an Observatory Park home usually starts online, it’s important for all buyers to take the time to look at the home in person before making an offer. Why? Buying a home is a huge investment, so you want to make sure that everything in the online listing is as it seems in person. Here are a few aspects of a home that could be different in person vs. online:

The size.

Some realtors can intentionally make rooms appear larger by photographing them from different angles or changing the arrangement of the seating. To make sure that you’re really getting that beautiful, spacious living room that you fell in love with, schedule time with an Elevation Realty realtor to see the Observatory Park home in person.

The five senses.
When you view an online listing, you are judging an Observatory Park home based only on the way that it looks, but what about how it smells? Or sounds? Take the time to see the home in person so you can see if there are any obnoxious sounds in the neighborhood. Is there a dog down the street that constantly barks? A major intersection where there is nonstop honking? While you’re there, take a few deep inhales of the air and see if you can smell anything unusual. One of the most noticeable signs of mold or mildew is an unpleasant odor, so potential buyers should always steer clear of homes with a musty scent. Learn how to test for mold and mildew at home.

Who’s next door?

Unfortunately, there’s no way to tell who will be living next door to you by looking at an online listing. Potential homebuyers should always visit a home in person to take a sneak peek at who their next-door neighbors will be. After all, you will be spending the majority of your time within just a few hundred feet of each other, so you want to make sure that it’s someone you can get along with. When you visit the Observatory Park home in person, listen closely to see if the neighbors are noisy. It will be hard to enjoy any outdoor space that comes with the home if your neighbors are blasting music or talking loudly to each other. Pay attention to how well they maintain their yard and outside of their home. Although it may not matter to you now, it will affect the resale value of your home in the future.

What’s hiding?
There’s no requirement that states that online listings need to show pictures from every room in a home for sale in Observatory Park. Therefore, it’s up to potential buyers to make sure that they have visited the home in person and thoroughly looked through every room. Online listings could be hiding a room that is in need of serious repairs that the seller is unwilling to make. In this case, if you went based off of only the online listing, you would have no idea about the expensive repairs you would need to complete as soon as you were the official owner of the home.

Ready to search for the Observatory Park home of your dreams? Contact Elevation Realty to be connected to a team of experienced real estate experts ready to help you on your home buying journey.