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Old 09-24-2014, 01:16 PM
 
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Yes, I'm not trying to add value. I'm trying to not turn people away when they see the old nasty carpet.
We're in the process of removing 2 year old carpet that was put in to replace the old nasty stuff prior to sale. It kind of sucks to be dumping 2 year old carpet but it has't held up well. It was, however, nice to be able to move things into the house without NEEDING to replace old carpet immediately, but it seems like a waste.
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Old 09-24-2014, 01:56 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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We're in the process of removing 2 year old carpet that was put in to replace the old nasty stuff prior to sale. It kind of sucks to be dumping 2 year old carpet but it has't held up well. It was, however, nice to be able to move things into the house without NEEDING to replace old carpet immediately, but it seems like a waste.
Yep.
That is why - in my area, at least - a flooring allowance is preferred.
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Old 09-25-2014, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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If you're having the carpet replaced for a sale, I'd say carpet all rooms with the same material.

If you were replacing carpet just because you wanted new carpet, I'd say do what pleases you most.

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We're in the process of removing 2 year old carpet that was put in to replace the old nasty stuff prior to sale. It kind of sucks to be dumping 2 year old carpet but it has't held up well. It was, however, nice to be able to move things into the house without NEEDING to replace old carpet immediately, but it seems like a waste.
Then why are you doing it at all? If you're so concerned about waste and all.
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Old 09-25-2014, 07:04 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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mkarch said it has not held up well; that is the reason for the replacement.
It MAY also be the wrong color/style for their furnishings.
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Old 09-25-2014, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Ah, apologies. I missed the "not holding up well" part.
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Old 10-18-2014, 06:33 AM
 
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Texture of the carpet depends upon it's piles, it is the top surface of the carpet and it varies in heights as well as density. Therefor selecting a carpet is most for decorating your home.
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Old 10-21-2014, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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Just food for thought.
A friend bought a house a while ago, the whole entire house was carpeted in a light gray tweed sculptured rug. It wasnt ugly, it was just the whole houe.

My friend ripped it up before moving day and had the floors sanded.....
then talking to the neighbor one day, the neighbor said the previous owners had the carpeting installed ony a month ago when they put the house up for sale.

moral of story:
what you think might look nice, to someone else wont.

So it was a waste of money on the sellers side, a waste for someone to lay, a waste for the new people to rip up and throw away...


dont do anything, leave what ever floors you have, remember this is the real world, not HGTV
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Old 10-21-2014, 06:45 PM
 
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Just food for thought.
A friend bought a house a while ago, the whole entire house was carpeted in a light gray tweed sculptured rug. It wasnt ugly, it was just the whole houe.

My friend ripped it up before moving day and had the floors sanded.....
then talking to the neighbor one day, the neighbor said the previous owners had the carpeting installed ony a month ago when they put the house up for sale.

moral of story:
what you think might look nice, to someone else wont.

So it was a waste of money on the sellers side, a waste for someone to lay, a waste for the new people to rip up and throw away...


dont do anything, leave what ever floors you have, remember this is the real world, not HGTV
I agree, but for some reason most real estate agents push people to install new flooring. And yet I have had more than one tell me that the people who do install new flooring will lose money. It doesn't raise the value of the house enough to pay for it. Maybe most agents are not good enough to get potential buyers to envision what the house could look like when the buyer decorates it. Or they are just lazy.
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Old 10-22-2014, 07:28 AM
 
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I agree with Nightcrawler. If the carpet does not show any stains and is in good condition leave it alone. If it does show stains have someone come in an clean it and get all the stains out.

The biggest issue with selling is having a pet, it is either you are a pet person or not and when you sell you cut half the people out when you have one. If you are a smoker you cut your audience down significantly.
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Old 10-22-2014, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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I think it's a catch-22. Buyers are very likely to want to put down flooring of their choice. But they are also turned off by worn, stained carpet. I personally think that if you have a good real estate agent that you trust, they are going to be the best opinion on whether it's worth it to replace carpet that is really beat up and prevents a house from showing well, or if you can get away with cleaning the current carpet. And while it's true that you may not see a direct return on investment, if your house sells more quickly, that's a benefit to factor in. That's particularly true if you house is vacant and you are paying 2 mortgages - the carrying costs can easily cover new carpeting in just a month or two!
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