When you’re looking to buy a home in California, you’ll notice a lot of things that may irritate you. It is, nonetheless, critical to remember what is important and what is not. We’ve developed a list of three things that can turn a customer off but shouldn’t. Continue reading for additional home buying advice, or call Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties at 310-373-0021.
Unattractive wallpaper or soiled carpet
Sure, you might prefer a ready-to-move-in home, but a few minor faults shouldn’t prevent you from buying a home. Painting the walls or repairing the flooring, for example, are both inexpensive and time-consuming. These projects are likely to be completed before you move in.
While it’s not a good idea for the sellers to leave their shag carpet or unique wall colors or wallpaper, it’s also not a good idea for you to use this as the only reason to pass on a home you’d otherwise love. It is up to you to look at the bones of the house rather than the things that are easily fixed.
Rooms with odd functions
It’s natural to think that a formal dining room is being used as an office or that a bedroom is mostly being used to store apparel if you walk into a home and see such spaces. Examine the structure of the building once more. You are not obligated to use the property in the same manner as the prior owner. These will be vacant rooms once you’ve moved in, and you can do whatever you want with them.
A house with a lot of personal items
It can be difficult for a buyer to visualize themselves living in a home filled with images of their family, degrees and honors, or other hyper-personal possessions. Even worse is when the vendor is there during the showing. In this situation, everyone is uneasy. Buyers frequently feel restricted in their ability to freely explore the home, check in closets or cupboards, or say anything unpleasant aloud.
While this can be aggravating, the astute buyer recognizes that over-personalization of a home can discourage buyers from making offers, lowering prices. The key, as previously said, is to examine the house’s bones. Do not be scared to open a closet or cupboard to examine what you will find before you commit a significant amount of money.
When you have a real estate agent accompanying you, this can be more comfortable. To get started, call Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties at 310-373-0021 and learn how you may find the home you want faster.