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Caution: Pictured Home Is Different In Real Life

Caution: Pictured Home Is Different In Real Life

Have you ever had a showing where someone says, "It looks different in real life,"? Sometimes it is a good difference, and sometimes it is an unfortunate difference.  All the more reason to ask your real estate professional - they may have already been in the home

On Cape Cod, many buyers and sellers live year round Off-Cape.  They will only visit Cape Cod for a vacation or occasionally on weekends. In fact, weekends are the preferred time for Buyers to look at properties.

My wife Holly and I use the properties we have looked at with a client, as benchmarks for future conversations.  We are in properties all week long, looking with Buyers' eyes. When we speak over the phone about possible homes, we help our clients save time and travel by comparing the condition, location, view, dock or beach to one of the properties the client has viewed in person.

Sometimes Holly and I are the ones who say, "It looks different than the pictures online."  It is like the phrase on some rear-view mirrors on cars, "Objects appear ... ."  A good, active, real estate professional can save a lot of time and travel.

Like Mikey's brothers said, "Try it, You'll like it."

Heath Coker, Associate Broker
Robert Paul Properties
www.CapeGroup.com / capegroup@capegroup.com
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Yes and you are right sometimes its a pleasant surprise and sometimes its not! lol

Posted by David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg (US Mortgages - David Shamansky) over 5 years ago

I often see land for sale where the photos show the best features of the surrounding area, but don't show the actual parcel of land for sale because it is undesirable.

Posted by Jerry Lucas, Mobile Notary Colorado Springs, CO Notary Training (ABC Legal Docs LLC) over 5 years ago

Heath - Yes, sometimes homes can look very different in real life than in the photos. I would agree that it can be better or worse in some cases.

Posted by Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor (Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com) over 5 years ago