Every time I get an e-mail alert about a new property, I do a few checks before calling to arrange a viewing.
Is the flat at the top end or bottom end of my budget?
Is the flat above a commercial building, a.k.a, a rancid kebab shop?
Is there cat shit on the carpet? Is there carpet?
4. Map of area
Because sometimes, they say "Islington" when what they really mean is "Essex".
And when I'm satisfied that it might be what I'm looking for, I do one final thing.
5. Google Street view
Technology: Saving you time since 2007.