You are moving house. In the lead up to selling your house you’ve renovated the kitchen, the bathroom, and clean up the backyard to ensure the best sales price possible. But did you know that something as simple as dirty carpets could hinder your chances of selling your house? Here’s why, if you’re selling your house, bringing in a professional carpet clean could be the best money you ever spend.
Bad first impressions spoil sales.
When a prospective buyer enters your house they have, in their brains, a pros and cons list; a list of reasons why they should buy your house and a list of reasons why they shouldn’t buy your house. Often first impressions can heavily, and possibly unfairly, influence one side or the other of that pro/con ledger.
If someone entering your house immediately sees dirty, stained carpet, they are immediately more inclined to think negatively about your house, because their first thoughts are negative – i.e. ‘carpets are dirty’. After that point, even their positive thoughts are tinted by that first negative impression.
Cleaning Carpets in a no brainer.
For prospective buyers, cleaning carpets when your showing your house is a complete no brainer, so much so that when you don’t do it, red lights begin flashing in their mind. They think, ‘If they can’t even do something as simple as making sure the carpets are cleaned, what other things haven’t they taken care of.’
You really don’t want red flashing lights going off in prospective buyer’s minds.
Smell is a very powerful sense.
Because you are used to it, you might not notice that your home smells. Maybe it’s not a bad smell, but it’s a smell that relates to you. It’s a smell that says ‘You lived here. You ate garlic bread and pizzas there, and sardines there, and spilt your beer there in that spot that’s now a little mouldy. You smoke two packets of cigarettes a day and your dog pees in the corner when he thinks you won’t notice.’
That’s perhaps extreme; it might simply say ‘I wear XYZ deodorant and use ABC shampoo.’ But whatever it is, it’s a smell that says ‘This is my house, not yours.’
But cleaning carpets produces a new smell, a smell most people like and associate with cleanliness and freshness. Isn’t that a much better state of mind that you want prospective home owners to be in rather than, ‘I wonder what died over there!’
If it’s good enough for Real Estate Agents, It’s good enough for you.
One of the last things a real estate agent will tell a leaving tenant to do is get someone in to clean their carpets; in their day to day jobs, real-estate agents know how much easier it is to convince a prospective renter to rent a home when that home looks and smells clean.
So, if real estate agents – how’s job it is to sell houses – think it’s a good idea to clean your carpets before bringing in prospective buyers, doesn’t it make just a little bit of sense that it should be a good thing for you to do as well.
It doesn’t take make to call in professional carpet cleaners to do your carpet cleaning job. Considering how much is on stake, paying professionals like the carpet cleaners in Coffs Harbour to do the job is a very good investment.