As in, be prepared to do some! No house is perfect, and to expect it to be is unrealistic. When it comes to cosmetic appearance or interior/exterior maintenance, there will be at least 1 thing in every house that doesn’t meet your standards. If you discount every house because of this, you’ll be searching for a very long time. That perfect house doesn’t exist.
What does exist is the house that’s perfect for you! So, expect to do some work to make the home your ideal
Of course, if there are major issues & deficiencies, you can and should push back on the seller to make repairs. After all, you shouldn’t pay for their deferred maintenance. Their hideous pink toilet is another story!