I like the lights, I cannot lie.

Real Estate Agent with Atlanta Communities 303302

Blinking, strobing, colorful lights. Not out on the street or in some club somewhere. No, I like the colorful lights on electronic equipment. You know the ones. When you turn on the power to your TV you are greeted by a red or blue light, beckoning you in to the electronic bliss it offers.

I was looking at a computer on the Interwebs this morning and it had lights galore! On the front were dazzling moving lights made undoubtedly mesmerizing so that you would forget how much time you have spent on the computer. Open a door on the side and more lights. I was to the point I was fishing out my credit card. Did not care what the machine did! Those lights!

Sound familiar? Well, certain home buyers can get blinded by the dazzle of a new home to the point where they will forget to look "Under the hood". A good real estate agent will let their buyers enjoy the moment, but also bring them back to reality when it is time to get serious. We are not killjoys, but it is our job to see that you know exactly what you are buying, as best we can. If the dazzling lights are there to make you look the other way and miss important facts, then the deal will probably turn out bad.

So, I am putting on my sunglasses to kill the glare from all the lights and will try to forget that computer from this morning. But those lights!


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Peter den Boer, Associate Broker, Realtor

Atlanta Communities Real estate Brokerage


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I write about daily life as a Realtor in the Towne Lake Community in Woodstock Georgia.


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Jeffrey Richman
Immediate Home Solutions - Waxhaw, NC
Creative Real Estate Specialist

Many times buyers don't 'look under the hood' as you say because of all of the distractions that they see and like.  Kind of like that new car smell when buying a car.

May 28, 2020 05:54 AM #1
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Peter - staying focused might be the "cure" if one is looking for a solution.   

May 28, 2020 06:48 AM #2
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Hi Peter den Boer - there are light on all equipment.  In general it is better if they are green rather than red.

May 28, 2020 09:46 AM #3
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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What an interesting analogy!  And I think of the proverb "All that glitters is not gold!"  A lot of fool's gold out there. A

May 28, 2020 10:58 AM #4
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