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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-11-03 12:59 PM
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4. I'd wait
Instead of recarpeting, give it a good cleaning and see how it looks. If your real estate agent thinks a new carpet will help sell, think about offering the buyer so much toward new carpet. That way, you don't have to deal with having carpet put in while you're living there. And, the buyer will get a choice of color and pattern which may be an attractive selling point.

My carpet also needs to be replaced and I'm considering laminate. I have cats which isn't good for carpet. It's a fact of life: cats puke.
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  -To carpet or not to carpet? A house selling question. TNDemo  Oct-11-03 12:53 PM   #0 
  - STEAM CLEAN  trotsky   Oct-11-03 12:56 PM   #1 
  - Carpeting eliminates allergy-prone homebuyers.  blm   Oct-11-03 12:58 PM   #2 
  - Steam Clean  bratcatinok   Oct-11-03 12:58 PM   #3 
  - I'd wait  Catshrink   Oct-11-03 12:59 PM   #4 
  - Having owned and sold 7 houses I would say always make it look good.  izzie   Oct-11-03 12:59 PM   #5 
  - We recarpeted our condo  flamingyouth   Oct-11-03 01:04 PM   #6 
  - What do the floors look like underneath?  realFedUp   Oct-11-03 01:08 PM   #7 
  - depending on the size of the rooms  Corgigal   Oct-11-03 01:11 PM   #8 
  - Offer $x.000 allowance for carpeting in the sale price.  morningglory   Oct-11-03 02:26 PM   #9 
  - As an appraiser, I tell people to only put in base value to sell. Don't  MrsGrumpy   Oct-11-03 02:36 PM   #10 
  - Well...I've installed for 32 years...  OneTwentyoFive   Oct-11-03 05:58 PM   #11 
  - If you've got hardwood floors underneath, that's a strong selling point...  rezmutt   Oct-11-03 06:15 PM   #12 
  - If you do, replace it with good stuff  Nikia   Oct-11-03 06:20 PM   #13 
  - Hi TNDemo!  Coventina   Oct-11-03 06:27 PM   #14 
  - Right. Steam clean, pretend you dropped the price enough to cover  radwriter0555   Oct-11-03 06:30 PM   #15 
 

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