Today’s homebuyers tend to want different things from a home. Since they are the largest generation ever recorded and the largest group of homebuyers today, Vero Beach sellers might want to take note of the typical buyer’s preference for no carpet. Before you just go and replace your carpet, consult with us or a professional home stager. It might make more sense for you to remove your old carpet and replace it with a different type of flooring instead.
Today’s buyers tend to prefer hard-surface flooring like luxury vinyl plank flooring, tile and wood flooring over carpet. Around one-third of buyers are willing to pay quite a bit more for a healthy product over a product they see as less healthy, according to a Nielson Global Health and Wellness survey of over 30,000 consumers. This generation is also significantly more likely to carry antihistamine and epinephrine for allergies over earlier generations. They have significantly more allergies than earlier generations, so carpeting is often seen as more than just a hiding place for dirt, it’s also seen as a hiding place for allergens.
Buyers take flooring kind of seriously. They are the most active buyers of flooring in the United States and more than six out of ten buyers that purchased flooring purchases hard-surface flooring, according to a Mintel Global Research survey. Current buyers tend to prefer almost any time of flooring over carpeting, but many sellers are shocked to discover that buyers are even satisfied with the hardwood flooring that has been in the house hidden by carpet for years. Even if the old hardwood floors seem damaged, sellers should consider removing the carpeting and cleaning up the old wooden floors. Keep in mind, one of buyers’ favorite types of flooring is actually reclaimed wood, which basically highlights flaws in the wood!
Three-quarters of buyers say they will pay more for sustainable building materials, so your existing hardwood floor could be incredibly appealing. If you do need to install flooring though, you should know that buyers tend to prefer wood that has been certified as environmentally friendly by the Forest Stewardship Council, reclaimed wood from old barns, warehouses and boxcars, cork and bamboo.
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