Five Items Not to Consider When Purchasing a Home

These are common mistakes that many home buyers make and end up regretting later.

Hi, so I know you’re thinking why would I not consider certain items when I’m buying a home and I’m here to let you know just that. I’m lacey  Deverick with laceydeverickldhomes located in the heart of Willow, Glen. And in today’s video we are going to talk about items not to pay attention to our focus on when viewing a property for the first time. 

Furniture and decorations​

Although it’s beautiful and aesthetically pleasing it rarely comes with the home so try not to focus on it too much. Keep in mind you’re buying the home not the belongings inside.

Although realtors and stagers, do a wonderful job of making a home, feel inviting, and a place you can’t wait to invite friends and family over to see; when it’s all said, and done the house most likely will be emptied, and a complete blank canvas. If you love the furnishings, take a picture and use it as an inspiration for once you have the home and can start decorating.

Walls and floor treatment

Paint color wallpaper and  carpeting can all be replaced often times with a little elbow grease. You can do it yourself or hire a professional and knock it out quickly.  new paint can make a world of difference and is a low cost renovation that will transform the home. If carpet is in good condition, it can generally be professionally cleaned and brought back to life or consider replacing carpet with high-quality vinyl plank for an fresh cost effective low maintenance update. 


Front or backyard landscaping not to your liking?, landscaping modifications can be made in time and should not steer you away from considering them for purchase if it’s checking lots of other boxes. Sometimes a great purchase is in need of some minor aesthetic, updates and landscape is a perfect example. Trim some of those hedges back plant a few brightly colored flowers, and Wala it can really change a homes appeal. 

Exterior paint color

If you frequent Pinterest or Instagram, I’m sure you’ve seen before and after of homes exterior paint making a massive difference. You can choose a color scheme that reflects your personality, and will instantly add value and make an great first impression. 

Items to look out for as you tour a home

Are you in the market for a new home or apartment? If so, it’s important to know what to look for when viewing a property.

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