Selling Your Atlanta Home: Reasons Why Hardwood Flooring Should Be Renovated


Posted by Wendy G Brown on Jan 5, 2016 in Real Estate Tips

There are many reasons why selling your home would be an issue, your hardwood floors shouldn’t be one of them. While this can be a difficult renovation to complete than many other household renovations, here are five reasons you may want to move your Hardwood Floors up on the renovation list.

Improve your Home’s Market Value

There may be a few things that a potential home buyer will be willing to fix in a new home, but your hardwood floors are unlikely to be something they will want to replace right away. Many people who are selling their Atlanta home usually find it harder to sell when the buyer sees that your hardwood floors are in bad condition. By upgrading your hardwood floors before you decide to sell and fixing your hardwood floors before it becomes an issue, you can easily make your home a lot more attractive to potential buyers.

It’s provides the feeling of an INSTANT facelift.

There are few things that will be as apparent as the look of the hardwood floors when entering any room of the house. Having dull and scratched hardwood floors will instantly downgrade the appearance of your living space and the potential home buyer will probably move on to a different house. If more than expected wear and tear has occurred, an updated floor can completely shift the look of your place!

An Issue with Structure?

If there happens to be any obvious structural issues with your hardwood floors, a complete do-over will be a necessity if you want to sell your house now or at a future date. While this will likely involve fixing the sub-floor under your hardwood floor, this will dramatically improve the overall look and health of your home and make a potential buyer more likely to want to buy.

Loose or Broken Pieces?

If your hardwood floor has experienced loose pieces or creaks underfoot a lot then that is a sign that it’s time for a fix up. If you’re already planning on polishing or refinishing your floor for an instantly improved look, you should fix-up the loose floor pieces before you can take that necessary next step forward!

Worn-Out or Over-Sanded Wood

Whether your boards are worn down in spots from excessive use or sanding, this is an issue that will instantly age the look of your living space. If you’re noticing the boards coming apart at the ends or nails jutting out, it’s definitely time for an overhaul. Buyers can spot any flaws quickly and a worn-out wood floor can be a big turn off.

If you’re planning on tackling home renovations soon and are not sure where to begin, you may want to assess the quality of life left in your hardwood floors. As this will have a marked impact on the way your home appears, fixing your floors can help to improve the market value of your home. If you’re wondering about other renovation upgrades that will appeal to buyers, you should consider contacting me through email at callwendybrown.net or call me @ 770-298-4437 if you’re interested in more tips for renovating your home or if you are ready to put your home on sale now.

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