Whether you're looking at the images in a real estate listing or actually visiting the property during an open house, you'll constantly be evaluating each thing you see and labeling it a pro or a con. Ideally, you'll end up with more things in the "pro" category, which may be enough to compel you to submit an offer on the house. If you have several drawbacks that you've identified, it's important that you don't erroneously view them as larger than they are. Talking to your real estate agent about your concerns is a good idea. Your agent may remind you that some of your concerns may not be big enough to dissuade you from wanting to buy a house. Here are some of these issues.
Undesirable Paint Color
There's no doubt that painting several rooms in a house or perhaps the entire interior of the dwelling is an unenviable task, but this doesn't mean that you should automatically shift your attention away from a house with paint colors that you don't like. Although this issue might be hard to ignore, you should remember that with a few coats of paint, you'll be able to significantly transform the look of the place upon buying it.
It's an eyesore to visit a house that has an unkempt yard, whether the grass is long and overgrown, the lawn is sparse in several areas, or there's a semi-decrepit shed sitting in the corner. While you might be tempted to forget about the house because of these concerns, you should remember that they're all easy enough to fix. A landscaping service or even you with a dedicated weekend of effort can often be enough to completely transform the look of the yard.
Many people who are shopping for homes can get turned off by the fixtures that a seller may have present. Bathroom fixtures in a color that you don't like, for example, can be an eyesore that makes you want to forget about a particular home. Similarly, bad interior door handles, lighting fixtures, and ceiling fans can all turn you off if you have a different sense of style. Although replacing these fixtures may not happen overnight, you need to know that it's all work that you can do. If the house is structurally sound and you're happy with its location, size, and price, don't let your issues with the fixtures get in the way of submitting an offer.