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How to spot bathroom problems during a virtual tour

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Bathrooms are usually always smaller spaces within a home, and so it’s possible that home shoppers could miss some important problems while checking out a property through a virtual tour.

Some problems might require further inspection, and so it’s up to real estate agents to act as their clients “in-person eyes” while searching for a property online.

A recent article in realtor.com highlighted several common bathroom problems that aren’t easily spotted during a virtual tour.

For example, it’s almost impossible to take a look under the bathroom sink while using a platform such as Zoom. It’s unlikely the agent will offer a look there, and the buyer may well not even think to ask. So agents are advised to check for water damage inside the cabinets that are usually underneath the sink.

“The bathroom is the number one place for water damage, so it’s a good idea to check under

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13 Hidden Problems in a Bathroom You Might Not Spot on Video

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It might be easy to gloss over the bathroom when you’re touring a home in person—but it’s even easier to do so when you’re viewing it by video, as many of us are doing in the age of the coronavirus. It’s a smaller space than most in the house, and, at first glance, there’s not much to take in: toilet, shower, vanity—that’s all you need, right?

But the fact that the bathroom’s purpose is purely functional—the place to go when you go—is what makes it such a crucial space. And one you shouldn’t rush through in any tour.

Experts say there’s a whole lot more you should be looking at in the bathroom besides the sleek vanity and sparkling bathtub. Make sure to inspect—or ask your agent to scope out for you—these potential problem areas.

1. Funky odors

As your agent shows you the bathroom, look out for an

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