The housing market is always fluctuating, but many homeowners don’t have the luxury of waiting for the perfect time to sell the house. Whenever you sell your house, you want to make your home as attractive as possible, both inside and out to increase your chances of selling quickly. Of course, you want to make sure you get as much money as possible. If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that home buyers love hardwood floors!
Hardwood floors are a great investment
If you already have hardwood floors, having them refinished to bring them back to their original glory is one of the best investments that you can make. Hardwood floors are worth every penny you invest in them, and many homeowners say that the money they spend fixing their floors before selling the home will give almost 100% return on investment.
Tearing up the carpet
Some homeowners prefer carpeting in the home. Others don’t even realize that they have beautiful hardwood floors hidden underneath their carpet. Either way, tearing up the carpet and revealing hardwood floors may help you sell your home more quickly, and for a better price. If the floors need a quick sand and refinish, it’s well worth the time and the money to have it done before putting your home on the market.
Sanding and refinishing old floors
Hardwood floors are durable and long-lasting, provided they are properly cared for. When you rip up carpet, there’s a good chance that the floor underneath will need more than a quick wipe with a soft, damp cloth. Fortunately, most floors can be sanded and refinished. Paying for a professional ensures that you don’t sand off more of the wear layer than necessary and that the finish is applied evenly.
If you’re looking to revitalize your hardwood floors to help sell your home and increase the value, schedule a free consultation with one of our hardwood flooring specialists in Denver or Evergreen.