It is a great time to sell your home. Houses are selling in a matter of days and you might think that you really do not have to do much to sell your house. This is true, your house probably will sell just fine if you simply stick a for sale sign in the yard and start taking offers. Those offers, however, will not be as much as they could be if you properly prep your home and this includes having the carpet cleaned. A clean carpet says a lot about your home and will enhance the appearance greatly. Here are a few reasons to get your carpet cleaned before you list.

  • Clean carpet will make your home smell better.
    That musty smell that your realtor mentions but that you don’t notice. That’s coming from your carpet. Your carpet is your home’s biggest air filter and helps to clean the air. When it gets full though it can┬ástart making your home smell.
  • Your carpet is not as clean as you think.
    With dust and dirt gradually building up, you probably do not realize that your carpet is as dirty as it is. Clean it and you may be surprised to find it two shades lighter and much brighter.
  • A clean carpet can help you disguise pets.
    Some people despise pets and can pick up the slightest cat or dog odor. Clean your carpet, even if you do not smell anything, and remove all traces.
  • A dirty carpet raises questions.
    Mainly about your sanitary habits. People start looking closer at things. It might not keep someone from buying your home but it could reduce the amount they are willing to offer.
  • Don’t be cheap.
    Nobody likes a cheapskate and nobody likes to buy a house from someone who is too cheap to do the most basic of maintenance. This includes spending a few hundred dollars from time to time to get the carpet professionally cleaned.
Should You Clean Your Carpet When Selling?