Cosmetic Flaws: Minor issues such as peeling paint, small nail holes in walls, or easily replaceable fixtures should not be deal-breakers.
Normal Wear and Tear: Homes that have been lived in will show signs of wear. Requesting repairs for minor scuffs on floors
Inexpensive Repairs: Asking for repairs that are low cost and easy to fix, like replacing doorknobs, light bulbs, or a broken outlet cover, may unnecessarily complicate negotiations.
Window Issues That Don't Affect Functionality: Minor issues with windows, such as old windows that still function or cosmetic damage to frames
Aged Appliances That Still Work: If older home appliances are functioning, requesting replacements simply because they aren't new can be seen as an overreach.
High-End Upgrades: Asking for high-end replacements or upgrades (e.g., granite countertops instead of laminate) is generally not appropriate.
Code Compliance for Non-Safety Related Issues: For older homes, some aspects may not be up to current code but are "grandfathered" in.
Superficial Flooring Issues: Cosmetic issues with flooring, such as minor scratches or discoloration, should not be a focus.