As an example if many of the other competing homes have new carpet or flooring then you will need to do so too or sell at a â€œLower Priceâ€. I would suggest you interview a few local real estate agents and see what they think. If youâ€™re selling on your own I would suggest you go look at what else the buyers will be looking at to compare your options. Thatâ€™s what your buyers will be doing!
You rarely get a second chance to impress that potential buyer. Youâ€™re not just selling carpet you are presenting the entire package. Step back and look at your home as a buyer might look at it and then decide.
Good luck with your home sale and if I can help please contact me.
Dan Trembulak, licensed real estate broker, Buy-Sell Realty Inc. Seminole, Florida. E-Mail: RealtorDan@Juno.Com or 727-393-6500.
And in reply to "Most sellers do not have vision...", that is incorrect. Every home I have seen, I have envisioned how my life and stuff would feel in it and what I could do with it.
I like your answer to yourself. Clean it, if it looks okay, fine, if they ask for some $$$ for new carpet (called a carpet allowance) that would be fine.
I would be more concerned about your other staging needs. Sort of like "now it all looks fine, if I paint one room then all of a sudden I need to paint the entire home. It sounds as though you need a Realtor to do a walk through and give you some feedback. A picture is worth a thousand words...and we don't have one photo
I always say that you have to be the best priced and the prettiest penny on the block to sell in today's market, so you really may just want to move forward with a nice new carpet, not top of the line, but something that looks nice. I have had sellers who have gotten carpet and padding that is quite inexpensive, but man of man it should did make the house look totally different! A nice neutral color usually works very well.
I think if you just go ahead and put in new flooring it is less of a negotiation for a buyer and hopefully getting you a better price. If you don't want to gamble though I would leave it as a negotiation. That is up to you.
I hope this information helps! Best Wishes!
Home depot as prefinished hardwood floors that look sensational. If you already have wood, sanding and polyurathane finish is wonderful.
Most buyers do NOT have vision...stage it to sell it.