It does not help the game when people put out information that is false or misleading. I do not like wasting my time and it puts a really bad taste in peoples mouths when you go out of your way to mislead. I went to check out a small house with renting it in mind. Here is the web description and picture.
“All Brick Ranch with fenced in backyard in established neighborhood. Many improvements include:All new vinyl and carpet, fresh interior/exterior paint, new doors, blinds, range and kitchen countertops and cabinets. Enjoy patio view of mature cherry tree. Refrigerator and outside storage shed convey. ”
I was good with the description until I saw the house. The following statements are where things got kinda weird for me, “new doors, blinds, range and kitchen countertops and cabinets.” There may have been 2 new interior doors in the house. All doors were not replaced, which is not really false, but misleading. There were no blinds in the house at all. Maybe they were going to put in some new blinds, but they were not in when I stopped by.
The flyer in the house said “Newly installed range,” and the web description allude to a new range. This was interesting as well, because the range was old. It might have been new to the house but it was not new. The countertops were new and not misleading at all, which was a welcomed thing to see. The cabinets on the other hand were not new at all. They were however painted recently, but not new.
I felt like I had gone to the wrong house and double checked the address a few times. The flyer had a disclaimer, to the effect of “Information provided by sellers, subject to independent verification by the buyer.” When people mislead it gives the impression that they are not trustworthy. You never know what to believe when you deal with them. I was considering this house, but have since decided against the house, just based on the lies/misleading information.
Honesty goes a long ways…
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