Continuously adding value to your home not only improves your style of living, but it also increases your resale value. One of the easier ways to add this value is by installing new flooring. New carpet or hardwoods will not only increase an appraised value, it can also help your home show better to potential buyers.
Buyers experience a sense of comfort when they see brand new floors because it’s something that they don’t have to worry about upgrading or replacing and makes your home “move-in ready.” When it comes time for you to sell your house, it may be difficult for some potential buyers to look past flooring if it’s not up to date. Ugly floors that are worn and possibly smelly may be the deciding factor for a buyer to walk away.
If you’re updating your floors solely for the purpose of reselling your house, try choosing neutral colors. These colors are a good choice as it’s most likely not to clash with the vision or furniture the new homeowner may have.
Check out this list of things that common buyers look for in a home according to USA Today:
- Central air conditioning
- New kitchen appliances
- Walk-in closet in master bedroom
- Granite countertops
- Hardwood floors – 54% of buyers are willing to pay more for hardwood floors!
- Ensuite master bath
- Kitchen island
- Stainless steel appliances
- Home less than 5 years old
- Eat-in kitchen
- One or more fireplaces
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