Buying and selling a home is often an emotional process for people, but at the end of the day, it's a financial decision.

And if you're selling your property, it's important to make changes to your home that will increase its resale value.

But people who aren't experienced in the world of real estate may struggle to know what they should — and shouldn't — spend money on when getting their home prepared for a sale.

Insider spoke to stars of Netflix's "Selling Sunset" and real-estate experts Mary Bonnet (née Fitzgerald) and Maya Vander about the home improvements sellers can skip before listing their homes.

"If you have a completely dated bathroom and kitchen and you want any model to increase value, those are the first two locations I would recommend people to focus on," Vander said.

But that doesn't mean you have to spend thousands of dollars on a brand-new refrigerator, stove, and wine fridge.

A kitchen with dark blue cabinets and a wall of windows.
Appliances don't need to be replaced if they look new. Tony Anderson / Getty Images
As Bonnet said, appliances that look fairly new will usually be enough for buyers.

However, appliances that look dated likely need to be replaced to maintain the value of a home.

"If you got a 1990 white fridge or that old yellow kind, get rid of it," Bonnet said.

Be careful when you make changes to your floors
When you're putting your home up for sale, it's important for it to look new and clean, particularly features like floors and walls, as both Bonnet and Vander told Insider.

Expenses to Skip Before Listing Your Home: 'Selling Sunset' Stars (