WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - “Looks can be deceiving," and a realtor will tell you, as a buyer, you can use that to your advantage in snagging a great deal.
Kathleen Baylies is with Just for Buyers Realty, an agency that specializes in putting people into their perfect home. If you do that and can that and save some money, it’s considered a win-win.
“Look beyond: that’s what we tell buyers," said Baylies. “If they can look beyond the clutter or the dirt, or the coat of paint, there are some great deals.”
One example can be found in the exclusive St. James Plantation Community, located at 3203 St. James Drive. The listing price is $269,00 for 2,530 square feet of real estate.
“It was built in 1997 and it’s a little dated but this is a terrific buy,” said Baylies. “It gets you into St. James Plantation at under $300,000 which is almost unheard of in today’s market.”
Some key features:
- new roof 2016
- HVAC system replaced 5 or 6 years ago.
- lots of light
- back porch overlooking golf course.
- efficiency apartment
To learn more about the listing, click here.
“Looks can definitely be deceiving," said Baylies. “The average buyer wants to see perfect, but that’s not always possible. If you think big picture and look beyond what are, in essence, minor flaws, a home could be an excellent buy.”