“Renovated” – One of the Most Subjective Words in Real Estate

Take a look at available Charlotte NC homes for sale and chances are somewhere in the description you’ll find the word “Renovated”.

In my opinion, that’s one of the most subjective words in real estate and in most some cases it’s open to interpretation.

Renovated can mean many things:
cosmetically enhanced but not really updated (think granite on 30-40 year old cabinets)

replaced and updated…..15 years and three design style cycles ago

really meant to say “maintained” as in fresh paint which is NOT a renovation it’s maintenance!

we did the easy stuff. The systems and really expensive things like roof/hvac/electrical/plumbing, we saved those for whomever buys the place to take care of

“new” carpet that’s been used and lived on for 5 years that pets have really taken a liking to

we really like carpet in the master bathroom, look it’s brand new! *newsflash: NO buyer likes carpet in  a bathroom!!!!*

What qualifies as home renovations is SO open to interpretation it’s sometimes comical but always should be an invitation to look a little deeper at what any given Charlotte NC home for sale really has to offer. The beauty of a home is more than just cosmetic.

I’ve walked out of homes, looked at the mls description of a “renovated” master bath and shaken my head….renovated in what decade?!?!

Some homes are beautifully maintained, updated and presented on the Charlotte NC real estate market for home buyers to consider.  Others, well not so much.

Renovated can indeed mean many different things to many different people – it’s open to interpretation not a universal standard!

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The content of this blog is the original content of Diane McDermott, NC Residential Real Estate Broker in Charlotte NC’s real estate market serving neighborhoods in Charlotte NC

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