Rugs. We are not discussing the type that sit on ones head today. We are looking at the type that sit on the floor. The occasional rugs scattered around the house. The runners down the hallway. The nice rug at the front door or under the dining room table or in the master bath.
When I show homes with lots of rugs on the floors it makes me wonder what they are hiding. I will tend to inch up a corner of the rug and peek under to see if the wood floor is discolored or damaged. Others I peek under to see if the carpet underneath is bad.
I have been in homes where the homeowner has rugs down everywhere to protect flooring from the masses of potential buyers trooping through their home. I don't like rugs.
The three main reasons I don't like rugs in a home being sold are 1) they don't look good in the photographs of the home that we put on-line, 2) they make agents like me wonder if they are hiding something, and 3) they are trip hazards.
So, when you put your home on the market to sell, remove most if not all of your rugs. Show off your pretty gleaming wood floors and pristine carpets. If you need to protect brand new carpet there is a great product that is a clear plastic that you can put down that sticks to the carpet, yet can be easily removed.
Boy, there are so many things to think off when you sell a home. That's why we suggest you use a knowledgeable and professional Real Estate agent.