Putting your house on the market? Here’s why carpet cleaning can help you close a quick sale
Whether you’re upsizing or downsizing, it’s important you maximise the sale price of your home while avoiding it stagnating on the market for too long.
Converting a garage, adding a bedroom, replacing old flooring and renovating kitchens and bathrooms are all proven to add value to a property. But if you haven’t got thousands of pounds to invest, how do you do add value and make your home a more attractive proposition to potential buyers?
Clean carpets can make or break a sale
What do your carpets look and smell like?
What might be a charming ‘lived-in’ appearance and smell to you, will almost certainly be off-putting to buyers. While colour schemes and design are a matter of personal taste, there’s nothing more off-putting to house hunters than dirty, smelly carpets (especially those that have a lingering smell of nicotine, damp dog or cat urine!)
Some people often feel they need to replace them if they’ve seen better days, although this is not usually necessary in our experience.
Replacing carpets usually runs into the thousands of pounds and causes additional stress while you’re in the process of trying to sell your home.
By choosing to have your carpets professionally cleaned, you minimise disruption and save a small fortune.
Do you need to clean your carpets?
If your carpets have any obvious stains or odours, or simply haven’t been cleaned in a long time, it’s a good plan to get them professionally cleaned before putting your home on the market.
The longer you have lived in your home, the more your senses will have adapted to the appearance and smell of your carpets and flooring. Potential buyers on the other hand, will quickly pick up on any unsightly stains and unusual odours.
Clean, fresh smelling carpets will project a positive first impression to viewers, and, if they don’t need to replace the carpets, it’s one less cost that they will be concerned about when considering purchasing your home