In case you haven’t heard, the real estate market in greater St. Louis (and across the country) is hot right now. Interest rates remain low and prices are rising at an unprecedented rate. Many sellers are seeing multiple offers at or above asking price as millennials are reaching the prime homebuying age and people begin considering what they want from their home in a post-COVID-19 world.
With inventories low, now is an ideal time to take advantage of market conditions and list your home for sale. But while it’s a seller’s market, getting top dollar still requires showing up well. Let’s explore three reasons why carpet cleaning from Sams should be a priority before you list your home for sale.
People Notice Flooring
First and foremost, the real estate market is incredibly dependent on first impressions. To fully take advantage of a seller’s market, it’s still important put your home’s best foot forward. You might be able to cover up some blemishes in your listing photos. But when potential buyers come to look at your home, it’s important for them to see themselves starting the next stage of their lives there. If your carpet looks worn or stained, buyers are going to notice. Those types of impressions stick with people when they decide whether or not to make an offer, and for how much.
People notice flooring. Present a clean canvas people can imagine building their lives upon with professionally cleaned carpets. If some areas of your home also have tile and grout, you may have noticed it doesn’t have that same sparkle it used to. Sams can also bring your hard surfaces back to life with our professional tile and grout cleaning services.
More Affordable than New Carpet
While there is some expense associated with carpet cleaning, it’s only a small fraction of the cost of replacing the carpet completely. And oftentimes, the carpet cleaning process can replicate the look and feel of new carpet. Preparing a home for sale is really an exercise in minimizing expense while maximizing value. Carpet cleaning allows you to reap many of the advantages of new carpet, without taking on the expense. Even if your carpet is damaged in a few spots, it can often be repaired much more affordably than it can be replaced.
Another advantage clean carpet has over new carpet is a little less obvious. But if you’ve ever walked into a newly carpeted room, you likely remember the strong smell of chemicals that can take weeks or months to go away. Carpet shampoo not only leaves your carpets looking magnificent, but also smelling great for open houses or showings.
There Are No Guarantees Even in a Seller’s Market
No matter the market conditions, your goal as a seller is to get the best possible price for your home. The appearance of the home will influence your listing price, which will ultimately influence the size and number of offers you receive. Just because it’s a seller’s market doesn’t necessarily mean sellers can ignore aesthetics. Carpet cleaning is a relatively modest investment that can make a big difference in the appearance and perceived value of your home.
Sams Carpet Cleaning & Repairs cares about the people we serve. We understand that the purchase and sale of a home is among the biggest transactions our clients will ever experience, and we want to help ensure you walk away with the best possible experience. So before you contact your real estate agent, reach out to the Sams team to make your home show-ready.