Reading between the Lines When Looking to Purchase a Property

When the real estate agent is taking you on a few property viewings, they seem to heap nothing but praise on the options they’re showing you, undoubtedly thinking about that big fat cheque they’re going to get in commission. Close the deal however and you realise that you missed quite a few pointers which may very well have swayed your purchasing decision the other way.

Nevertheless, it always takes some doing to turn a newly-purchased house into a home, but if you want to make sure you walk away from a property purchasing deal with good vibrations only, you need to learn how to read between the lines. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to make sure that you find a Lynchburg real estate agent, or an agent wherever you are looking to buy a home, that you really feel you can trust, but you also need some idea of what to look for before going to visit a property.

I’ve personally learned to first do my own homework on the property I’m going to be viewing before letting the real estate agent’s silver tongue get a word in. For example, I’d look at something seemingly unrelated such as searching for moving companies near me and those which are located near the area in which I possibly plan to buy the property and move to. So if I was going to look at a property in Ventura County, I’d search for nearby moving companies and also for some moving companies Ventura County has to offer.

The reason for this is that this is just one of the many clues you’ll find by reading between the lines, pertaining to a valuation for the property which is nearer the market value. This will give you some leeway to negotiate if it perhaps turns out that you’re viewing a property which appears to be overvalued.

Overvaluation of properties in this way can definitely be traced back in part to how many moving companies service the area and just how busy these moving companies are. If a moving company such as is very busy in one area for example, the indication is that the property market in that area is very liquid and so you’d perhaps have to move a bit quickly if you wanted to close the deal on a house purchase.