Thinking about selling? Look down.

When Gale and I are showing houses, we see some gorgeous homes, and we also see some that we are shocked are for sale. Once of the consistencies in real estate around Dallas for the last several years has been the request for hardwood floors. If you want to sell your home, and you have wall-to-wall carpet, you might want to consider replacing at least some rooms of flooring with hardwood floors.

Turns out, hardwood floors are trending all across the country when it comes to real estate must haves. From MarketWatch Personal Finance Editor Amy Hoak:

If you have carpeting covering up your hardwood floors, consider ripping it up before selling it. And if you don’t have wood floors, installing them might be a smart move.

That’s because most buyers today want them — and they might be more likely to pass up homes with wall-to-wall carpet, said Leslie Piper, a San Francisco-based real-estate agent and’s consumer housing specialist. In fact, she recently helped facilitate a great deal on a home that was overlooked by many people, partially because of its jarring green carpet. The buyers are ripping up the carpet to expose the boards underneath.

For the rest of the story, click here. If you’re ready to sell, give us a call today! We can help you get market ready in no time.

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