If you're thinking of buying a home in Niagara, you've probably already perused several listings. That is one advantage of more listings hitting the market in the summer and fall...more to look at it. Even if you aren't looking to buy soon, it's always good to keep an eye on the market.
Price, size and location are the "Big Three" things that buyers tend to gravitate to on any listing. And these are certainly vital to know, but here are the other things you should look for when determining if a listing is your dream property, worth visiting or should be forgotten about.
Quality of the Listing
We have all seen listings with poor photography, spelling errors or missing information. They inspire little confidence in the quality of the home being listed. And we are not just picking on our colleagues here. An owner who does not take an interest in their listing or how their house is looking is often one who has not taken care of the home. Look for a listing that shows the seller takes pride in their property.
Do the Photos and Description Match?
Does the description say the driveway is fully-paved but the photo is of a gravel lot? Take the time to review the photos and the written description of the house closely for accuracy. Sometimes it is easy to be enticed when reading about the "character" or "charm" or "cozy" nature of a home, but do the pictures confirm those characteristics? You'll save yourself a lot of disappointment (and time) by carefully reviewing a listing before signing up for a viewing.