They spend their days talking up the properties they sell, but what do real estate agents really think of your acid-yellow splashback?
Domain asked agents to nominate the renovations or design features they would never include in their own homes, especially if they planned to put up the “for sale” sign any time soon.
Here are some of the experts’ biggest property no-nos.
Building a walk-in closet – this doesn’t apply if you have acres of floor space and an unlimited budget, but Maria Magrin, a residential sales consultant at Belle Property Annandale in Sydney, warns walk-ins can be a waste of space.
“The first thing I did when I bought a terrace house five years ago was convert the walk-in wardrobe into an en suite,” Magrin says.
The extra bathroom is not only better for her family; she expects it will be more appealing to buyers when she wants to sell.
“It was a pathetic walk-in anyway. Then I put built-ins in my bedroom, which gave us more storage space than the walk-in wardrobe had.”
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