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10 surefire ways to scare off homebuyers

Misrepresenting a home
Misrepresenting a home © Andy Dean Photography/

Misrepresenting a home

Sellers use photos and words to make their homes enticing on the multiple listing service. But sometimes the words and pictures paint a false portrait. Buyers don't like that.

One of Cannon's buyers loved a home she saw online. When Cannon drove by, he was surprised to see acres of ramshackle mobile homes across the street.

"Sellers are going to paint the best picture they can," he says. "Some listings I've looked at and wondered how in the world they got that gorgeous photo without showing all the junk that's around it. When you get there, you wonder, why didn't they just be upfront?"

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