Have you ever walked into a home and been greeted by stained carpets or flooring? You’ll definitely want to keep your shoes on. Imagine if you were a buyer looking at the same floor.
It doesn’t matter what type of flooring you have, all buyer’s want clean floors that have been taken care of. Just one stain or one crack can turn a potential buyer away. Here are some easy fixes to get your flooring into excellent shape and ready for listing
Remedy Your Hardwood Flooring
Buyers love hardwood floors, and don’t mind paying extra to get them. But if your hardwood floors are covered with carpet, painted over or showing anything but the natural wood grain, it’s time for a fix that’ll bring back its former glory. Start by pulling up carpets (if they’re covered by them) and get started on the sanding.
Refinishing your hardwood floors needn’t be that pricy simply hire a sander and other tools you’ll need to finish the project or hire a pro. You have to keep in mind that hardwood floors have a tendency to show scratches, dents and uneven surfaces. If you don’t think you can do an adequate job rather hire a professional.
Get A New Carpet
If you don’t have hardwood floors don’t worry carpets are still an evergreen choice provided they aren’t stained, outdated, brightly colored or ragged. If it’s any of the aforementioned it’s time to pull it up and replace it with something trendier.
When you’re laying the new carpet, use high-quality carpet padding to make it comfortable to stand on. Buyers may kneel down and touch the floor to ensure the carpet is soft, this is especially important for families with young children.
Replace Chipped and Cracked Tiles
Tiles remain a firm favorite amongst buyers as they’re beautiful and typically low maintenance. But when they’ve been neglected they’ll reveal every ounce of grime and dirt as well obvious chips and cracks. If this is the case with the tiles in your home replace them. While you’re at it work on the grout as well, steam cleaning to remove stubborn stains and grime.
There’s a lot that goes into selling a home and talking to a seasoned real estate agent can help you figure out what needs fixing if you’d like to sell quickly and at top dollar. If you’d like to put your home on the market contact me so we can get the ball rolling.