First, we’d like to congratulate you and finding a new home! Now you’re in the process of selling your old house, and you want as much money as you can get for it.
Did you know that installing carpet boosts the value of your home and increases its chances of being purchased?
Buying carpet for selling a home is one of the best decisions you can make when putting your house up on the market.
It’s a well-known fact that new carpet makes it easier for a buyer to see themselves in the house. It takes a little bit of stress off their shoulders while they plan out their desired improvements.
Think about it. No one wants to buy a home that has old stained carpet from the early 70’s. A worn out carpet isn’t going to help you get top dollar for your home either.
Replacing your old carpet is our best tip for selling your home, and we’re going to help you do it right with these three focus points:
- Subfloor Imperfections
- Personal Preference
- Type of Carpet
- Carpet Color
Let’s get started.
Cost of Carpet
One thing to keep in mind is that prices on carpet vary from product to product and company to company. Keep an eye out for deals and specials that carpet companies offer.
Some flooring companies may try to swing you over to installing hardwood to sell your home. While hardwood does offer the best resale value, carpet is much more affordable.
Your project may require trims and moldings as well, so be sure to ask the company you work with about that. Some people try to sneak in extra costs for those without telling you.
If you work with The Carpet Guys, we’ll tell you everything you’ll need up to complete your project upfront. No hidden prices and no cutting corners. You’ll also save your hard earned money.
If you’ve considered installing hardwood prior to selling, one thing you need to keep in mind is your subfloor. If your subfloor isn’t level, you’ll notice after the wood is installed.
Carpet hides these imperfections and minimizes the appearance of any imperfections. It also reassures any potential buyer that it’s a minor concern that can be lived with or repaired.
We’re not saying that you’re hiding this from buyers. Your real estate agent will give you good advice on this.
This point applies to those who plan on staying in their home for while longer, especially if your closing date is months away.
If you’ll be staying in your old home for a while, you obviously are gong to want carpet you like as well. Nothing wrong with that.
Don’t let 2019’s carpet trends sway you in your purchase. Choose a carpet that you enjoy and think your potential buyers will as well.
The Best Carpet to Stage Your House for Sale
Selecting new carpeting for yourself is one thing. Installing carpet for the purpose of selling your home is a different story.
As much as you want your home to sell, you don’t want to spend a ton of money on carpet that you won’t use. If you live in a high-end home, however, you’re going to need carpet that will match the quality of the house.
Look for a decent quality carpet that’s generic and inoffensive like a low-pile plush or frieze. If your home is more urban, try a trendier type of carpet like a cut-and-loop style or a geometric pattern.
The Best Carpet Color to Sell Your House
Color is obviously up to your personal taste, and everyone’s taste differs. When you stage your home for sale, you want to choose a carpet color that appeals to as many people as possible.
Your best bet is selecting a neutral toned carpet like beige, warm gray, or taupe. Try to avoid white as it may put a few people off due to fear of spilling on it. Also, avoid cool grey colors since they have been known to feel a little uninviting.
If you need carpet installed to prepare for selling your home, give The Carpet Guys a call today and get a free carpet estimate set up today.