Feb. 27, 2013
I must have looked through hundreds of listing photos during our search for a home last year. But the experience taught me that while a picture may be worth a thousand words, some of those words may not say enough … and the best way to check out a home's features is in person. Lighting, camera settings, and staging can affect how the home appears on-screen. There are some things you just have to see for yourself.
Here are three examples of homes I encountered that told a different story in person from what I saw in photos:
The most bizarre situation to me was a listing that I later discovered had used virtual staging software to insert furnishings into the listing photos while the house itself actually remained empty.
If you want more information about a property after viewing photos online or in print, tell your Texas REALTOR®. He'll get your questions answered and make an appointment for you to view it for yourself.