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How Carpet Cleaning Can Help You Sell Your Home

Selling a house comes with a lot of things to do: sprucing up the front yard, cleaning the kitchen cupboards inside and out, washing the windows, and so on, all for the sake of getting your house ready for selling.

If you plan to sell a home this year, or you are a realtor, you already know the importance of making a home sellable. Carpet cleaning can help too.

How, you ask? Here is why and how carpet cleaning can in fact help you sell a home fast and avoid it from sitting in the real estate market for too long.

The Ability to Make or Break a Sale 

While you may find the idea of older carpets appearing lived in charming, that’s not going to be the case for every stranger (i.e. potential buyers) looking at your property for sale.

Does that mean you should replace the carpet outright though? No, because that could cost too much money.

What would cost you less in the long run if you need to sell your home? Easy: have the carpets cleaned by a professional and local carpet cleaning company.

The best kind will make any lived-in looking carpet appear as new as the day you moved in!

What’s that Smell? 

A room should smell clean and fresh whenever you step into it. That’s why carpets in any home can also make or break a sale.

Something that appears or smells like it’s been too lived-in may actually deter would-be home buyers from deciding to buy your home.

You may be used to familiar spills on the carpet or scents coming from it, but that does not mean other people will think so too! What may smell fine to you may actually smell horrible to strangers, including potential home buyers or tenants.

No one should smell dog or cat urine (if you own pets) when they enter a room either. That’s why you really should invest in a carpet cleaning company’s assistance before you move.

Minimal Cost for Everyone Involved 

You will not be the only one who benefits from having your carpets cleaned when you’re trying to sell your home.

Should a new tenant or homebuyer wish to purchase the property, having the carpet cleaned on their part would be something they’re spared from, meaning less cost for them.

So, by getting the carpets cleaned before putting the house on the market, everyone wins in terms of saving money and moving in quickly!

Less Stress on Your Part 

Moving is no picnic! You already have a lot to think about in terms of updating your address, getting rid of old household items, informing your boss or your children’s school of what’s going on, learning the ropes on mortgages (if you’re a first time home buyer or it’s been a while since you got one)…the list goes on.

Carpet cleaning is probably the last thing on your mind, but it should be thought about first if you want to sell your home fast.

Plus, getting it done will in fact leave you with one less thing to worry about during the moving process.

You can get the carpets cleaned and then move on with your life…and the people moving in can move on with theirs too!

Exceptions to the Carpet Cleaning Fix

No amount of cleaning will help if the carpet in the first place does any of the following:

  • It clashes with the house’s décor (think paint on the walls, furniture in the rooms where carpet is, and so on)
  • It has a non-neutral colour
  • It has stains that won’t come out, no matter how often it’s been cleaned

With these exceptions in mind, it’s probably for the best to replace the carpet outright before selling your home, or at the very least remove it and let the sellers examine the hardwood floors instead.

That way buyers can see the hardwood or question what the home would be like with carpet included. Some buyers may like to see hardwood floors over carpet.

If you need your carpets cleaned, they’re in good condition, and you’re going to be selling your home soon, call a professional local carpet cleaning company to get the job done.

It will save you a small fortune—enough to pay for other expenses come moving day.

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