I previewed the house before my customer arrived. It shows very well. Clean, in good repair, no problems noticeable.
When my customer arrived I made the point I always do - remember you can paint.
Buyers sometimes get distracted by things that are easily fixable.
Sellers almost always think they have a perfect house. Buyers almost always want to find the perfect house.
The reality is most houses have some type of flaw.
Some homes are flawed as a result of personal tastes. Homes are flawed because they are made of materials that will eventually wear out. Houses can survive for decades or longer but they are not always kept current.
Perfection is a much too large order for a mere mortal to fill.
If you are selling your home, be realistic. It is likely not perfect.
If you are in the market to purchase a home, remember, unless it is custom built with an unlimited budget, it will likely be only close to perfect.
Besides, your dream home may not be the perfect home - until you are finished with it!