Should I Put In New Carpet And New Paint Before I List My House?

Should I Put In New Carpet And New Paint Before I List My House?

After living in a home for an extended period of time stains and scratches will inevitably happen. Now that the time to move has come it’s time to decide if it’s worth replacing, repairing, or leaving it how it is. The question is how do you know which one you’re going to need to deal

After living in a home for an extended period of time stains and scratches will inevitably happen. Now that the time to move has come it’s time to decide if it’s worth replacing, repairing, or leaving it how it is. The question is how do you know which one you’re going to need to deal with before moving? This is essential to know so that you can have the optimum chances of selling your home

Why Paint Or Get New Carpet?

The carpet and walls are some of the first things potential buyers notice when they walk in. It’s just natural for the eye to spot a dark stain on a white carpet. This immediately lowers buyers expectations and they start to make up that the house isn’t worth its value typically. The walls are very similar and any damages stick out like a sore thumb.

Image yourself a potential buyer seeing your house for the first time. Walk into your house and really see it as if it was the first time. Start to notice what strangers would notice and take the time to see how unappealing these parts of your home are. Are they really distracting? Do they make the carpet look cheaper? Do scratches look noticeable on the walls?

When You Need To Repair

It is possible that some carpets only possess stains that simply need to be cleaned thoroughly by you or professionals. This is a cheaper alternative that isn’t as much of a headache as completely replacing the carpet. Some carpet stains can be handled without heavy chemicals which is good for you, pets, and the environment! However, some stains require the use of chemicals if you want to get rid of them completely. If you don’t sure then check to see if the stain removers are willing to check out the stain for you to see if they can remove it.

When To Replace Carpet

Stain In The Padding. Once the stain as entered the carpet padding then it is time to replace that carpet. It won’t be easy getting rid of that stain so that’s why it’s best to replace.

Wear And Tear. Typically starts at the edges of the carpet and if you have pets this can start happening quickly to carpets. See if you can get it mended but if it’s too much then you’ll have to replace.

Smell That Won’t Go Away. This will be the first thing potential buyers will probably notice so get that handled!

Carpet isn’t Soft. After many years of people walking on the carpet the padding loses its firmness.

Noticable Allergy. This could be a case of mold which no home buyer will want to deal with so please take action to replace!

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