I guess it sounds a bit petty, but I almost didn’t buy our new home because of the ugly air vent covers.
I took 1 look at the air vent covers and I almost gagged.
They may have been nice when they were new, however you could see where the paint had peeled and rust was shining through. I asked if they could update the air vent covers before I moved in, however the present owner was not hearing any of this. I knew he was right about our installing our own air vent covers, however they were luxurious. By the time I updated every air vent cover in the house, I was looking at over $1000 and I didn’t have that kind of money. I then asked if he would be willing to take $1000 off the purchase price and he laughed. I almost asked why he was getting rid of the home but I didn’t need to. My realtor stepped up and asked the question for me. He was selling the home for almost $300,000 and he couldn’t afford to take $1000 off the selling price. She thought that either the seller, or his realtor were just being stubborn. The people I was with and I were told the home was worth twice the much and they thought I was being petty. When I found out that there was a concern with termites and stress cracks in the foundation, I was cheerful I had tried to argue over the air vent covers. My realtor told myself and others both of us may have made a big mistake in that purchase.