When you are getting married, the bride is supposed to look as most beautiful as she will probably ever be. That is quite a simple philosophy; when things look better, we are automatically prone to go for them. If these same things were as they are few layers deep, we won’t be having so many trust issues almost anything. In the context of real estate, this problem has always been there, and it is nicely termed as ‘property staging’.
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Is it illegal? Absolutely not! In fact, property staging helps you to see the particular property it its all glory. But the main problem here is not that; it is the negative side that you should be worrying about. Think about it – how many problems will be right in front of your eyes, but not observable due to that vivid layer of house staging. So, just as much as you see how wonderful the property can be, you also need to pay attention to the reality as well.
This need arrives for both buying and selling needs. Let us review how it applies in both occasions.
When you are buying
Probably, this is the occasion where you need to be most careful comparatively. Whether you like it or not, people want the most money they can snatch, for almost anything, almost all the time. Hence, they expect you to walk past the massive issues of the property that they are selling, showing you a fake image of vividness – this takes away your chance to bargain for a lower price as well. The bottom line is that, ideal property inspections will always allow you to bargain as much as you can.
We also come across situations where buying the property is the last resort we have. In instances like this, it is essential to know the actual price, and also the defects of the property. So, you would know what you are signing up for. But there are issues that require more resources, more energy and also creates havoc that no one deserves to deal with; pest problems are one of them. The role of skilled and experienced building inspectors morphett vale is to identify issues like these and much more so you would be able to see through the thin deceptive veil of property staging.
When you are selling
It is quite a trick to use property staging to cover up the possible defects that may reduce the original demand of the price. But you should reconsider whether you are going to take the risk of being caught red handed; because, if you do, you may lose authority. Instead, what you really should do is, doing the checking up on your own to identify the inside problems. This would give you the advantage of fixing them and presenting the property in the said mint condition. Isn’t that what you want too?
There is a beauty in presentation; but what really matters is what is inside, in the end of the day.