Carpet & Selling Your Home
October 11, 2013
One factor that comes up over and over in the real estate business is carpet. Nothing ruins a good house showing so much as worn, dirty carpet. Sometimes the buyers just can’t see past that great expanse of grimy flooring to discover the treasure of the house before them.
The question inevitably comes up, “Should we have the carpets replaced before showing our home?” I have a great answer, “It depends!” Replacing your old, dirty carpet with new carpet will most definitely help the house to show better and most likely sell faster. What it does not do, unfortunately, is add any actual hard cash value to the home.
Let me propose another, less expensive, option to this dilemma. Why not simply have your carpets cleaned by a high-quality, professional carpet cleaner? I know, I know, how can you take the word of someone so biased as myself (a happy carpet cleaner employee)? The answer is that I’ve seen it work time and time again. Sure, there are carpets out there that are just too far gone to ever come clean again. But the majority of carpets still have good, valuable life left in them. They’re just waiting for Aaron’s Quality Cleaners to come restore them into a semblance of their former glory.
With the combination of our truck-mount system, rotary extractor, and high temperature capabilities, we whip those carpets into shape in no time. The picture in this blog is an actual, true picture we have taken of a carpet that was thought to be beyond hope. We worked our magic on its fibers and brought it back to life to save the day!
Cleaning is so much less expensive than replacing your carpet, especially when so many other things need to be done as you prepare your home for the real estate market. Let us take off some of the stress and remove just one worry involved in the process!
Julie Rosenfeld serves as an Administrative Assistant for Aaron’s Quality Cleaners, a carpet-cleaning company that services the Fresno and Clovis (CA) areas. She is the author of “Julie’s Corner” and provides information and perspective on topics related to the carpet-cleaning industry.
Aaron’s Quality Cleaners performs carpet cleaning, tile cleaning, aggregate cleaning and upholstery cleaning in Fresno, Clovis, Madera and Sanger.