If you’re selling your home, you’re in good company: everyone else is too. Problem is that with all the competition, you need to do everything that will give your house the edge over others. When people come into your house, the first things they see are the walls and the carpet. Having your carpet cleaned is one of the ways to increase the interior curb appeal without spending a lot of money.
If you have a lot of kids and animals and lots of spills, having your carpet cleaned before having prospective buyers over will be a must. When you live in a house with smell–not necessarily really bad ones, just the normal ones–you get accustomed to them and don’t notice that they’re there. Having your carpet cleaned will give your house a fresh neutral smell.
It’s true that home buyers look at kitchens and bathrooms consciously when shopping, but the carpet only registers unconsciously. Nevertheless, a clean carpet will tell potential home buyers that you have cared about your home and this will influence them whether they realize it or not. If you have pet odors especially, you can almost kiss the sale goodbye. A clean carpet is the best way to make the house feel like new.
Written by, Derek Beyer.