Country estate agents are often equally adept at over-varnishing the truth.
‘I recently viewed a house described as a “wonderful renovation project in a tranquil location” which turned out to be in the middle of five fields full of inquisitive cows with no vehicular access,’ says Carol Peett, a search agent with West Wales Property Finders who makes it her business to decipher the truth from the puff in sales particulars.
‘My advice if you are looking in the countryside is to check an area on Google Earth if you don’t know it before visiting. Quiz the agent thoroughly on the location before booking a viewing’.
‘For online agents, complete the message box asking for the precise location of the house and ask whether there are any commercial premises nearby. Particularly look out for pig farms, a railway line or noisy pub’.
‘And be firm — saying that you will not confirm a viewing until your queries have been answered.’
If you are looking to move to West Wales, or buy a property in Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion or Gower, give West Wales Property Finders a call on 01834 862816. Almost 90% of the properties we find our clients never hit the open market, thus ensuring that our clients get the pick of the crop whilst, at the same time, we save them time, money and stress.