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Most people start their property search online. And why not? It’s a great way to get ahead of the game. It not only saves you time, but you can easily narrow down your search before choosing which property to see in person or virtually.

But what happens if you see a property that’s not photogenic? Not every home is “picture perfect!” Some homes just take better photos than others. Remember second hand (resale) homes are not model homes. They’re lived in.

If you’re making your selection by going only off photos that are not clear and clutter free, you may just pass by on what could be your hidden gem!

Here are 3 instances, that could be off putting when you’re searching online for your home, but shouldn’t stop you from viewing it, and consider making an offer, particularly if you love the style, layout or location:

1. Rooms Not Being Used In The Way For Which They Were Intended – A bedroom could be used as a dining room, or a dining room could be used as an office. Just because the current homeowners are using their space for what suits their lifestyle, doesn’t mean you have to keep it that way. Imagine your own furnishings in the room.

2. Wall Colours – If you’re seeing listing photos displaying walls that are an array of unwelcoming colours, try to imagine what a fresh coat of white paint will do!

3. Lots Of Personal Items On Display – Homes that sell quickly have one thing in common. They offer a neutral ambience. From the colour scheme to the lack of personal items on display. If you’re looking at a home that’s full of clutter, you could grab yourself a deal, so don’t swipe past it – it could be a keeper!

If you see a home online that’s in a great location, go see it - virtually or in person! Ignore the things you can change, and consider whether you can make the home your own!

Ready to buy your home? Head to to download your complimentary Spanish Property Buying Guide for 2022.


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