CRI Feature Story – Selling This Summer: 6 Upgrades to Secure a Speedy Sale

If you are selling this summer, our newest downloadable/printable feature story, Selling This Summer? 6 Upgrades to Secure a Speedy Sale, offers some great advice on upgrading your home to ensure a quick sale.

When the weather warms up, so does the real estate market. Spring and summer are traditionally the seasons when both home buyers and sellers are most active across the US. If you’ll be putting your home on the market this year, simple, cost-effective upgrades can help ensure a speedy sale at a good price.

In the world of real estate, it’s often necessary for sellers to spend a little on upgrades in order to achieve a satisfying home sale. Fortunately, some of the most impressive upgrades, such as new carpeting, are also affordable. Such upgrades ensure that you don’t have to spend a lot to achieve a better selling price.

Here are some easy-to-do home upgrades for floor covering:

Replace carpet

It’s easy to see the impact of worn or dated carpeting. Replacing old or damaged carpet delivers impressive appeal for a modest investment.

New carpet is one upgrade that has a high ratio of value to cost. It substantially increases perceived value for home-buyers without requiring home sellers to spend a bundle. Even less expensive carpet styles will freshen the look of a room and prepare it for sale. You can get a lot more quality for just a little more money, and if you take advantage of spring carpet sales, installing new carpeting can cost even less.

Clean flooring

If your carpet is still in great shape, then simply having it professionally cleaned can make it look even better. A deep professional cleaning helps lift tough soils and provides a cleaner, fresher look to rooms. Find a carpet cleaning expert in your area. CRI experts can even provide insight into how to remove difficult stains.

Not only is carpet a good value, it’s healthy, too. People with allergies or other sensitivities are installing carpet to improve indoor air quality. Recent studies support previous findings that carpet, when effectively cleaned, traps allergens and other particles, resulting in less dust, dander and airborne contaminants escaping into the air.

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