If you’re trying to sell your home, you’re going to want it to be as a desirable as possible to prospective buyers. Our advice? If you don’t have them yet, install hardwood flooring and/or remove carpeting. The fact of the matter is homebuyers want hardwood in their new homes. Here’s why.
First of all, hardwood floors look good. They’re sleek, luxurious, and clean looking. They especially look good in comparison to carpeting. When a homebuyer sees carpeting, they see a dirt trap. Worst of all, they see a stranger’s dirt trap. Even if they have it steam cleaned, they’ll think of it as your carpet, not theirs. Plus, replacing it is an expensive hassle. Homebuyers want to be able to envision themselves living there, and no one can envision living with a stranger’s carpeting.
It’s not all about appearances, though. Homebuyers want something that lasts. If your floor is old, worn out, or made of cheap materials, they see dollar signs. This is especially true of carpet, since it wears out fairly quickly in comparison to hardwood floors. However, if you have durable, JAS certified PurezaWood floors, prospective buyers will clamor after your home. Additionally, your floor’s durability signifies to the buyer your overall care for the home.
Lastly, buyers care about resale value. Although most people don’t buy a home with the intention of living there temporarily, it is something all buyers do and should keep in mind. Buyers don’t want to purchase a home that will be difficult to resell, no matter how much they like it. Hardwood floors raise the home’s resale value, especially because they’re so durable. This is because a buyer can purchase the home and sell it without ever replacing the floors.
Whether you get narrow or wide plank flooring, dark or light, engineered or solid, installing a hardwood floor in your home is a wise investment if you’re selling or planning on selling in the future. Get yours by ordering from PurezaWood today!