Update carpets and flooring to sell you home faster
If you’re considering putting your existing property on the market, there’s lots to think about when it comes to maximising its desirability. To achieve the asking price (or to exceed it) you’ll need to make your home attractive enough to warrant attention from plenty of prospective buyers.
It goes without saying that tidying, gardening and perhaps a lick of paint can all work wonders – but sometimes you need to go one step further to create an environment that homebuyers will fall in love with.
The importance of carpets and flooring
Flooring is one of the first things that people notice when viewing a property. Threadbare carpets or faded laminates can all be huge turn-offs for prospective buyers, many of who are more likely to look for another home with flooring much suited to their tastes.
It makes sense, really. It’s incredibly difficult for an estate agent to sell your home for you if it doesn’t already sell itself.
For example, David Marks Carpets were recently called in to look at a bungalow which had been on the market for quite some time.
The owners had decided to update some of the décor – including the carpets and flooring – to make the property more desirable.
The results speak for themselves!
Selling a property: what flooring to choose?
Neutral carpets are always a winner when selling a house, because they create a clean, blank canvas ready for the prospective buyer to put their own spin on.
Current trends dictate that hard flooring is also popular, particularly in kitchens and living areas, as it is easier to maintain.
If your existing flooring is patterned or worn-out, you should replace it as a priority. Take some time to put yourself in the shoes of a prospective buyer and consider how they will feel when they walk through the doors of your property for the first time. By having this insight, you’ll be in a better position to make an informed decision as to what flooring will work best.
Alternatively, you could discuss your requirements with a member of our friendly and experienced team, who will be more than happy to offer advice on how to maximise the sales potential of your home with new flooring.