Should I replace my carpet?

Real Estate Agent with Howard Hanna - Avon Lake, OH 2006004434

You are about to embark on the mission to sell your home. The cleaning, de-cluttering, and staging have begun.  But there is one uncertainty looming in the back of your mind –the carpets. Before the signatures are on the appropriate dotted lines to list the home at the suggested market value let’s evaluate that little annoyance you have been trying to deny.

The carpets in your home are of varying ages and stages of wear.  Some look great because those rooms are hardly used, while others are looking a little tired or even, dare we say “sad”.  Here are some guidelines on what to do about remedial solutions for carpets and/or replacement suggestions.

  • Many times the carpets in the rooms that are in decent shape are that way because the room is not in the mainstream of everyday living.  At the same time these carpets can be dated in color and/or texture.  In fact it may even be the same carpeting from the owner prior to you.  You know the type, avocado, burgundy, or deep navy blue—ugh.  I challenge any realtor to find a buyer that says, “I’ve got to have it.”  My suggestion would be to select a relatively inexpensive neutral replacement with upgraded padding to add perceived value to that room.

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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

The real question is would put you at ease to ge rid of it I think

Sep 08, 2012 01:56 PM #1
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

The answer is YES. Buyers want a move-in ready home. They don't ant a carpet allowance the majority of the time. They want to see it, not imagine it or add anything else to their burden of packing and moving.


Sep 08, 2012 02:21 PM #2
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Stan, I showed a house earlier this week that was disgusting. The carpets looked terrible and the house wreaked of cat urine. An emphatic yes, replace the carpet.

Sep 08, 2012 02:40 PM #3
Melissa Marro
Keller Williams First Coast Realty - The Marro Team - Orange Park, FL
Jacksonville Real Estate and Home Staging

YES! YES! YES! Replace the carpets!!  Do not use a carpet allowance. Buyers still won't see the value and the seller will pay for it twice.

Sep 09, 2012 12:40 AM #4
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