It is easy to get distracted when viewing a Santa Fe house for sale. There is so much to take in and it can seem quite overwhelming. Here are a couple of tips to help you stay focused when walking around a home so that you can use your best judgement and see the house as it really is.
Look don't listen
Use your eyes to judge for yourself what is actually wrong with the home you are viewing. The homeowner may tell you stories about the problems with the house that you shouldn't necessarily always believe. See for yourself what the problems are and in cases where you need help, hire a home inspector.
If, for instance, you see puddles on the basement floor, don't automatically believe that there is only a small crack allowing some moisture in if this is what you are being told. Ask to see the crack and then get an inspection done. Puddling can be due to small cracks that are easy to fix but they can also be caused from major structural problems. Look - don't listen is the motto of the day when it comes to finding the perfect Santa Fe house for sale.
Use your sense of smell
When you first walk into a home in Santa Fe that looks amazing, yet stinks to high heaven, rest assured that other potential buyers are picking up the smell as well and heading right back out the front door. This is a major turn-off and a house that smells bad usually won't sell without a sizeable discount. This is good news for you.
In most cases bad odors are emanating from an old carpet or even from the flooring. There may be rotten floorboards underneath the floor or the rug may have had too many pet accidents that weren't properly cleaned. This is easy to fix up and can result in a large profit potential if you decide to keep or resell the home.
The point is that a Santa Fe house for sale can often look great and need only minor repairs to fix up. You can spot these homes by using common sense. As long as the foundation and structure are still in good shape you may have found a winner!
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