Since the beginning of time people use to deal with each other for necessities; time changed, and with it, price and dealing style changed. Barter system replaced by money and now money is being replaced by digital money. Similarly, market place changed too. From small markets to big complex/mall and now to even bigger online market place. But one thing which has not changed in this process is greed and deception; it was less in olden days but has grown bigger and bigger with time; few people, for getting small benefit cheats their customer which results to the whole market place suffering.
Nowadays we see many malpractices in every sector; the main reason behind this is low awareness and poor government policies which could not really safeguard a consumer.
When we talk about real estate industry, people say it’s full of cheats; it’s not that most people got cheated but it’s because few people got cheated which involves big amount that can be their saving of lifetime. When it comes to buying a property, People are even reluctant to go online for any deal support, dealing online is a question beyond imagination; they tend to go by references. Sometimes they are ditched by that referee and again the same distrust arises.
I don’t see any valid reason on not going for informational search online or meeting /talking to many people before coming up to a property deal; so what basically you must see?
Everyone have their own unique way of analyzing; for me the best way of nullifying the risk of misleading information is eliminating the non-trustable source or advertiser. I personally look for seriousness of the advertiser, accuracy of information, registration information if dealing with professional and most importantly the reviews of the people who have already dealt with them (which is commonly manipulated by the advertisers and advertising media). So before entering to a property deal, try this out:
While searching a property for my own I looked for details but found out most of the advertisers hide the important information by quoting that it has no relevance or they can’t put all information online but then question arises ,if they can’t put all information online then why even put some information at all? Just to attract??? Even though this is the problem with advertising media and advertisers, you can find out most of the information online by looking at different mediums.
Finally, decision is yours, either you completely rely upon one source / reference and get ditched or give some time to make yourself aware/acquainted and then go for the deal; choice is always yours, these are my opinions to help you a bit.
All the best !
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