Hardwood floors sell a home faster, and are seen as preferable to carpeting by buyers. If for some reason you can't do carpeting, do a very neutral carpeting, that is a medium grade with a good pad.
As noted by the other agents, there are several companies in the area that will put in new flooring for you and allow you to pay at closing (provided that the closing isn't too far out).
Flooring is only one piece of the package though, if the rest of the house doesn't support the flooring, the home won't show well and won't sell. You need to seriously look at the entire home and make sure that it looks like it is freshly painted, sparkling clean, de-personalized, staged (with your own items or a staging companies) and that all the minor little things are taken care of. As agents we specialize in going through your home with you to help you identify the things that need to be done once you have listed with us so that you can get your home sold as quickly as possible for the best terms. We're all here to help. Give one of us a call today and let us put our espertise to work for you.
One of the BEST investments when getting your home ready to sell is fresh paint.
I would be happy to stop by and give you ideas on what would give you the most bang for your buck. I'll also give you ideas on how to stage the home so it appeals to the largest number of buyers. I provide this service free of charge or future obligation.
Ron Jones with Jonesy's Painting and Repair does just about everything you need to get a home ready to sell. His number is 314 607-8221. They do quality work at reasonable pricing.
If you can do carpet for less cost it still would be new and clean and help sell the home.
My experienced vote would be YES and make sure you get them in your new home so don't feel like the new buyer is the only one who got to enjoy new hardwoods.
Thank you for the question.
Cheryl Coop Cooper
The Coop Team
Prudential Select Properties