I live in Roswell and have been assisting buyers and sellers since 1998.
I'd welcome the opportunity to visit the subject property and meet with you to discuss this issue based on your particular situation.
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Solid Source Realty GA
Cell # 770-313-5776
Whenever my sellers ask a question like this, I have to remind them of ALL the homes out there that will probably not sell at all--whatever you can afford to do to make it more attractive to potential buyers and help it sell more quickly and at a higher price, I would do.
Hardwoods are a definite "hot button" for many buyers (many of my buyers have me set up automatic property searches for them that ONLY include homes with hardwoods). Just make sure you have to money to install quality hardwoods or don't do it. I have a great hardwood installer/refinisher that is quite reasonable and actually does work for Georgia Tech and companies in other states. Contact me if you need him information!
I would have a REALTOR like myself come to look at your house & subdivision. This way I could go over your financial options with you & time frame to sale your house.
Also, have you found a house want to buy yet?
Solid Source Realty
770.475.1130 Ext. 6806
The answer to your question is a question. Where will my money best be utilized to make my home more appealing to the buying public. It may be Hardwoods, it may be paint, it may be landscaping, it may be new counter tops....Will you get your total investment back...absolutely not. If you are currently contractually engaged with a Realtor, talk with him or her and get their opinion as to where your investment monies will best be spent. If you haven't listed your home yet get with three or so Realtors and get their opinions as to the current value of your home and what changes in condition need yo be made in order for you to sell your home in the time frame you desire.
If I can be of help please feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience.
Chuck Green, Realtor
Keller Williams Realty
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Barbara Clayton - Cell: 770-363-5330
Spirit Realty Professionals
Typically, upgrades to the home are intended to sell your home faster, and not necessarily for more money. In fact, unless the market is "red hot" where you live, and there are multiple offers per home, the investment to hard wood floors will simply make your home more "buyable" than other comparably priced homes--but, not necessarily deemed worth more.
One of the advantages of using a qualified real estate agent in your area is that the agent knows your market, probably has seen dozens of homes just like yours, understands buying trends right now, and can tell you if adding hard wood floors would help sell your home faster or if the carpets should stay. So talk with a great agent to get his/her insight into whether or not hardwood floors should be installed right now.
Grace Morioka, SRES
Area Pro Realty
San Jose, CA
The way I look at it is the $8,000 flooring cost me $2,000 per year over the 4 years we have had it. At 8 years it will be $1,000 per year. I would have had to replace the carpet if I would have keep it in the 4-8 year mark and it would cost about $4,000. That helps justify the cost of wood.
When we do go to sell the hardwoods will be a real plus over the neighbor with carpet so I will get mine sold quicker, thus saving money and selling for more than the neighbors.
No, you wont get the money back on the investment, just enjoy the rich wood look. To get a great price call my buddy, Rob Lowder at Floor Creations at 770-918-0043 and tell him Mark sent you.
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You may be better off just spending the money to get the carpet professionally cleaned, especially if there are animals in the house.
One other alternative is to just splurge for hardwood in the main living areas since a lot of people don't mind carpet in the bedrooms anyway.
I think there are many variables: age and condition of carpet, animals, if you plan on selling right away and what other houses in your neighborhood have in general (for example if most houses have hardwood in your neighborhood it would be an expectation of buyers).