If you are getting ready to put your home on the market and sell it, there are several things you want to do ahead of time to ensure the home is staged correctly to attract the most potential buyers. You may already know you need to declutter and clean out closets, rearrange furniture, and even eliminate pieces from the home to make it more spacious. Yet, during the staging process, many homeowners often overlook their carpeting and the upholstery on their furniture.
Remember, you goal is to make an impression with potential buyers and entice them to picture themselves living in the home, which will result in purchase offers. No matter how much work you put into cleaning, decluttering, and reorganizing the home, home buyers are quickly going to be turned off if they walk in and the first thing they see are stains in the carpeting or on upholstery.
Even the smallest of tears or frays in carpeting can be a deterrent for picky buyers, who want the home to be “move-in” ready should they decide to make an offer to purchase your home. While your realtor might suggest using area rugs to cover up unsightly stains or carpet damage, prudent buyers will take the time to lift up the rug and look underneath it to check out the condition of the actual carpeting.
Rather than risk losing potential buyers, a much easier solution is to have your carpeting and upholstery professionally cleaned. We recommend you complete all of your other home staging tasks first and get the carpeting cleaned last. This way if you find other stains, tears, rips, or frays while you are working on the other tasks, you can get these areas taken care of at the same time.
In areas of the home with hardwood or laminate flooring, where area rugs are used, you should get these cleaned and/or repaired, too. With tears, rips, and frayed carpeting, depending on its age, these can often be fixed quickly and easily using various methods and techniques. Once completed, even you will have a difficult finding where the original damage was located.
In addition, while you are staging the home, if you notice the carpeting is bunching up in different areas, like it can do if you slide heavy furniture across it instead of picking it up, the carpeting could require stretching to restore it to the proper size and shape to remove the bunching and any wrinkles.
Putting these finishing touches on your staging processes will ensure your carpeting and upholstery look great when potential buyers are viewing your home. To schedule carpeting cleaning, carpet repairs, area rug cleaning, upholstery cleaning, and other related services in the GTA, please feel free to contact Dr. Carpet at 647.800.5199 today!