Truth About Online Listings

Dated: 07/19/2018

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At times photos of homes may leave important details out though. 

It’s easy to get sucked into looking at home listing, after home listing online, drawn to the stunningly filtered photos of manicured lawns, sharp-looking kitchens, and giant bedrooms. Although this is a great place to begin, it’s important to keep in mind that all may not be as it seems. 

Here are a couple of tips to avoid getting duped by listings online.


Photos don’t always capture the full picture. Real estate photographers are very good at highlighting the best features of the home and often use wide angle lenses to make spaces appear larger than they really are. But, be aware that there may be less photo-worthy features they aren’t displaying. Don’t forget to look at the property features listed below to gather a better idea of what the home has to offer.

Be current

Ensure you are looking at current listings. Nothing is worse than falling in love with the perfect home, only to check out the listing date to find it was posted two years ago. Make sure you use websites that are pulling information daily from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and have your real estate agent verify it is available.

Real estate expert

Use your real estate agent as a resource. If you find a seemingly great listing online, always run it by your agent to confirm you aren’t missing something important. They can also provide neighborhood details, price comparisons for similar properties just sold in the area, additional listings that match your criteria, and more. Once you a find a home you’re ready to view, make sure you bring them with you to answer questions and be an extra set of eyes.

As your REALTOR®, I will review listings you are interested In and share my insight on the features, location and amenities. I will also educate you on the 5 major systems of the home, to teach you how to be a better homeowner. Plus, I can also help you get your property ready to sell, if you are considering upsizing or downsizing. Learning what your specific needs are, is the key to helping you reach your specific real estate goals. Let me be your guide through the home selling, and buying process. Call me today at 720.675.7355 or email me at Donnasmojo (@) 

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Donna Hickey Hansen

As a Realtor and real estate investor, I love finding first time home buyers, move-up buyers and investors great deals! My background in the wholesale mortgage industry allows me to demystify the mort....

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