Fixer to Fabulous stars Jenny and Dave Marrs are opening up about the number one mistake people make when looking for a new home.
The HGTV couple recently sat down for an exclusive interview with PureWow, where they shared insight about common missteps their clients have made. Dave explained why potential homebuyers need to have a general understanding of what they’re looking for. That way, they won’t fall in love with the impossible idea of transforming a whimsical farmhouse into a modern palace.
So, what’s the number one mistake people make when buying a fixer upper? They try to change the style of the original home.
“Every now and then, we’ll go look at a home either for HGTV or customers, and they literally want to change the actual style,” Dave told PureWow. “You either need to decide, ‘OK. I want to be in a location. So, I’m going to work around that location.’ Or ‘I really want this style for a house.’”