It’s selling season and if you’re putting your home on the market you won’t want to miss this post. But before you place that ‘for sale’ sign in your front yard, have you taken a long, hard look at your flooring? Does your current flooring look like it needs more than just a good cleaning? If your answer is yes, here are a few ways to improve your flooring before selling your home.

First, you will need to evaluate your budget. How much are you willing to spend on new floors for a home you no longer want to live in or have outgrown? Will you get that money back from the sale? Once you have a solid dollar amount in mind, you will be able to start a conversation with your Realtor. Your Realtor is an excellent source of information when it comes to knowing exactly what buyers in your neighborhood are looking for. A Realtor or home flooring professional can recommend flooring styles that will fit within your budget and make your home appealing to buyers. Check out this blog post for more ways to improve your home before selling.

So what are buyers really looking for? According to this article from HGTV, the most requested flooring home buyers look for is hardwood flooring. However, hardwood flooring can get a bit pricy. Depending on the manufacturer and style of hardwood you choose to install in your home, installing hardwood in select areas rather than throughout the entire house may help make this enhancement more affordable.

If real hardwood flooring just doesn’t fit into your budget, go with a resilient flooring style like Left Bank that mimics the look and feel of hardwood, but doesn’t cost you a small fortune. Resilient flooring is stain resistant and easy to maintain. It’s the perfect flooring for high traffic areas in your home.

Unless you just installed new carpeting recently, your carpet may need to be replaced. Worn or soiled carpet is often a prospective buyer’s first negative impression of a home at walk-through. We recommend purchasing a less expensive style of carpet in a neutral shade and invest in higher quality carpet padding. It will make the carpet feel better underfoot to prospective buyers, while saving you money. Learn more about the benefits of carpet padding in this blog post.

Selling your home can be a stressful process, but finding the right flooring to entice prospective buyers doesn’t have to be! Make your life easier and consult with your Realtor or your friends at Tish Flooring to find the right flooring to get your house sold in no time. Give us a call at 317-879-8474 or visit our website to schedule your free in-home consultation today!

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