Alright I know it’s a sellers market and offers are skyrocketing off the charts, but here are some home staging numbers worth looking at. The recent 2015 Profile of Home Staging survey from National Association of Realtors showed:
Recently at a home staging consultation for a mid range priced home going on the market for sale, recommendations to the main level of a home were made for hardwood floor refinishing for a floor that had seen better days.
I had to base the hardwood flooring refinishing in the context of sales price, condition of the home, competing properties and what home buyers would find desirable. Homebuyers and people with allergies across the United States want hardwood floors. Making a recommendation for a hardware flooring update made sense for the home seller and statistics showed a 101% return on investment.
Hardwood floors add value to a home, if the hardwood floor is looking a little worse for the wear, sanding and refinishing the hardwood flooring is the first consideration to get your investment back when selling.
Refinishing hardwood flooring is not that expensive and can completely change the look of a home with the option of changing color. Lighter color will make a space look open, light, bright, airy and informal. Darker refinished hardwood floors look more formal, sophisticated and dramatic. The majority of people prefer a forgiving satin finish that obscures scratches more than a semi gloss finish. A
Stained hardwood can usually be fixed if you hire a professional and replace stained sections by weaving new hardwood into the existing flooring, and then refinishing. No one will ever even notice the new pieces of hardwood, it will blend seamlessly.
Lucky for you if you have hardwood hidden beneath your carpet, it’s like finding a hidden treasure. Rip up the carpet and refinish hardwood floors and you will improve the value of your home by making it more desirable to the maximum number of home buyers.
In another post The Cost of Home Staging Is Always Less Than the First Price reduction discusses the fact of not taking steps to stage your home, not refinishing hardwood floors will make buyers assume that you don’t take good care of your home, and will more likely make a price reduction accordingly.
Front entry first impression, Imagine you are pulling up with your car to a home that you are considering to purchase. You can’t help but notice the front entry your first impression of the home. What first impressions do you notice? Is the door dented and dinged, paint chipping, hardware tarnished or dated?
Replacing old, dated, stained and thread bare carpet helps to sell homes faster. Carpet replacement when selling a home offers a104% return on investment, flooring helps the perceived value of a home.
When most homebuyers are tour properties for sale they consider the current condition, anticipated life, anticipated repairs, the cost of maintenance, And holy smokes if the carpet is in poor repair how much it will cost to replace.
What home buyers see underfoot from the color, style and comfort level color will impact the affects the perceived quality of life. Don’t let those floors get off easy, put them to work for you in helping home buyers fall I lovewith your house so it can sell faster and for more money.
Carpeting will benefit a home by reducing ten times the acoustical airborne noise, texture and color will add beauty, soften a rooms appearance, frame furniture by making it look my distintictive. If a warm cozy atmosphere is what what you look to provide then carpet has the ability to mKe a comfortable environment for the home.
Carpet colors of 2015 are gray and taupe neutral colors. They make excellent backdrops for home furnishings and are versatile and safe when wanting to appeal to a broad range of homebuyers. Shaw floor color forecast for 2015 is River Themes Taupe, think London Fog raincoat and you are on the right track.
Textures and pattern will be in the organic form of leaves, trellises, or flowers, shapes that coordinate easily with patterns in other furnishings.
This year when you are thinking of Carpet Replacement When Selling A Home, think in terms of tantalizing tootsies with the soft comfort of carpet.