The return on investment may be the fact that secure a contract while your competition around the corner does not. If replacing carpet is not an option, try steam cleaning it.
We have sold many, many homes in Stetson Hills and only the ones that show the nicest are getting the offers. In fact, the best priced, cleanest homes are getting multiple offers!
For selling reasons, you want your home to show the best possible, and new paint and carpet is the BEST and CHEAPEST way to make your home shine. You don't need anything fancy, just nice.
Good luck with selling your home!
I agree with the answers that say replace the carpet. It is a great return on your investment, will help the house sell quicker and at a better price. If you can still find the same carpet, you may want to consider replacing the worst areas....if money is an issue. Hope you have tood luck! Carrie
As a general rule of thumb, I advocate replacement. With all of the remodeling, flipping etc in recent years, I have still yet to see a better dollar to dollar return than carpet and paint. It makes every room look new, and the cost is peanuts compared to other upgrading expenses. In years past, I have had success selling non-moving listings by replacing the carpet, painting, and actually raising the price. I would not recommend hiking the price in today's ultra competitive environment, however. Be content with a faster sale that is closer to your asking price. Good luck!
Good questions but as you can see not simple to answer. How is your local market? Is the builder still building in your neighborhood? If you were to buy your home would you accept the carpet as is and would you expect to reduce the price of your offer because of the carpet? If your builder si still in the neighborhood and your market is saturated I would replace the carpet.
If you have had pets or there are stains - be prepared to have a buyer ask for a credit at the very least; and if it is in bad shape, be prepared for a potential buyer to walk in - and walk out.
Remember, when selling your home - it's not YOUR perception of the situation that is important - but the buyer walking over your threshold. If they percieve the carpet to be old, stained, or worse - unsanitary - they may not give your home a second look.
No matter what the age of the carpet or it's original state : 4 years of family life can take a toll and buyers know the difference.