Before You Sell Your Home, Should You Have Your Carpets Cleaned?

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“Our carpets act as one big giant filter for pounds of dust, dirt, dust mites, insect carcasses, grease, soot and all kinds of other particulate matter that all forms into a semi-solid mass of allergic problems.” points out Antonio Blake of

Not only that, a dirty carpet can smell to high heaven, and that is not what you want people to see when you are trying to sell your house. When people walk through your home, thinking about buying it, they want your home to act like it is brand new, and an old, dirty and smelly carpet will stand out like a sore thumb.

If you have appointments set for people to tour your home when it is on the market, or if your realtor is going to be showing the home, you should find the very best carpet cleaning company in your town and have them give the very best cleaning that they have to offer.

It has been shown that the better your house looks and the cleaner that it appears to be, the chances of a person putting a contract on your home to buy it increases with their perception of the home being very close to a new condition.

If you have a good realtor, you may get some good advice from him or her as to who to use for your carpet cleaning. If the carpet is clean and fresh smelling when the realtor shows the home, all things being equal with the rest of the house, you should be able to make an excellent impression.

Remember that people make decisions largely on emotional reasoning, and if the carpet is dirty, they might automatically assume that the rest of the house is filthy also. However, if the carpet is sparkling clean, the same assumption will work in a positive way, as they will assume that the rest of the house is spotless also.

A clean carpet also denotes the assumption that the carpet must be easy to clean because after all it is clean now, and possibly the residents did not have time to clean it due to time constraints. You never know what people are thinking, but it is always wise to err on the positive side of things, and you will always be better off.

Instead of making your carpet a deal-killer, make it a deal-maker by having it professionally cleaned and you’ll be ahead of the game in that department.