Three Small Details To Note From Pictures In House Listings

7 October 2016
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog


When you are looking at pictures of homes that you are considering on a multiple listing service, you may be excited to see some of the features that you will get inside of these homes. Some home listings will show small details, including the ceiling trim, while others will take one large photo of the rooms to show an overview of the home. Here are three photographic details that you should take note of in any home's photos before expressing your interest in bidding. 

Take a big look at photos of the exterior

A photograph of the exterior of the home can tell you a lot about the house. You will be able to tell how well the front yard has been maintained, see any issues with siding or crumbling bricks, or see any unfixed roof issues. Along with any issues in the front of the home, you will also be able to tell a little bit about the neighborhood. You will be able to see if the other homes look similar or if the neighborhood seems to have homes in many different states of build or disrepair. 

Figure out if the home is being lived in

When you take a look at the photos of the home, if the furniture looks like it belongs in a showroom, this could be a sign that the home is no longer being lived in. A home without any furniture but looks like it needs some tidying could mean that it was abandoned. It is important to understand the state of the home that you will be getting, so ask your real estate agent on the current situation of a house you are skeptical about. 

Determine if anything is being deliberately skipped

If a home has a number of detailed photographs but skips a spot or two in the home, this is a time when you should be skeptical. If there are major issues in any room or if a room is unfinished, you may not be able to find an unobstructed view of the space. If you notice this in specific rooms around the home, you may need to view the home in person to determine the true detail. Viewing the home will give you some idea of whether the house is completely finished or needs some work done that has not been revealed in the advertisement. 

For more information, contact local professionals like Premier Property Group III.