What a difference a floor makes. Many sellers tell me they want to leave their carpeting and “let the buyers deal with putting in hardwood floors if they don’t like the carpet”.
But wall-to-wall carpeting in the main living areas makes the house look dated. Plus buyers really don’t want to live through the hassle of installing or refinishing floors when they are in the middle of settling into their new home. Moving is hard enough. They want nice floors, neutral colors on the walls, relatively new appliances and nothing that is in need of repair.
This new floor was certainly worth the investment. Fresh paint and a shuffling of furniture … and this room is ready for the market.