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How House Flippers Can Use Carpeting to Help Sell Properties

How House Flippers Can Use Carpeting to Help Sell Properties

Carpeting for House Flippers House flipping is where someone buys a house and quickly resells if for profit. With house flipping, there’s the 70 percent rule, which says that an investor should pay 70 percent of the “after repair value” of a property minus the repairs needed. Essentially, the after repair value equals what a home is worth after it’s full repaired.

You see, with house flipping, generally older homes are bought and fixed up such that they’re more modern, nicer, and, ultimately, more appealing to today’s generation of potential buyers. Say, for instance, there’s a decent home on the street built in the 1950s, but it has become outdated. So if it were to sell as-is, it might fetch $90,000. A house flipper looks at the house and says, “Well, I can update it doing a couple of things, and after I do those things I can try reselling it for $140,000.” Typically, to improve a house, the house flipper might remodel the kitchen and bathrooms to make them more modern, while also painting the walls in the house and adding fresh, new carpeting. Basically, the flipper wants potential buyers to walk in and say, “Nice! I can work with this.”

How Carpeting Can Help House Flippers

Carpeting covers a lot of ground in a home, doesn’t it? Some homes have “wall-to-wall carpeting,” which means it’s almost everywhere underfoot. Now imagine you’re trying to sell a house for a profit, but it has soiled, stained or matted carpet. Is that going to appeal to buyers? No. In fact, it detracts from their overall impression of the place and might cause them to say, “Can you knock off a couple thousand because the carpet’s so bad?”

If you’re going to sell your house and/or you’re a house flipper looking to make a profit from selling a house you fix up, then here’s what you should do: add/replace the carpeting throughout the house. It’s a cost-effective way to refresh the look of the place and cover up floor imperfections, too.

Come to Carpet Closeouts and ask to see a “textured saxony,” which is a generic but nice carpet that looks like you paid more money for it than you actually did. Also consider using “BCF fiber” for a high-end look, and if you’re in a city-setting, consider a “cut-and-loop” style rug with a geometric or pin-dot look. And, of course, the long-pile frieze look for both texture and comfort is a popular choice. Color-wise, pick something neutral that’ll look good with a wide variety of decors.

For more info about carpeting options, please call Carpet Closeouts of Phoenix at 602-493-7700.

What Color Carpet Should I Get?

What Color Carpet Should I Get?

If you get white carpeting, it will look great for quite a while but eventually it might look dirty, especially in the high-traffic areas. That’s a problem with white carpeting. So what do people do when they want “white?” They compromise and get a white carpet blended with a couple other colors, like tan, black… Continue Reading

Wall to Wall Carpeting Tips

Wall to Wall Carpeting Tips

Does the idea of wall-to-wall carpeting send shivers down your spine? There are many homeowners who have turned to singular rugs in recent years rather than going with wall-to-wall carpeting options. But the truth is that wall-to-wall carpeting will look a lot better than a singular rug in many instances, if you utilize it correctly.… Continue Reading

July is National Carpet Cleaning Month

July is National Carpet Cleaning Month

Do you clean your carpets on a regular basis? July is National Carpet Cleaning Month, which should serve as a reminder that you should be spending some time every week or so cleaning your carpets. From vacuuming your carpets thoroughly to bringing in a carpet cleaner and getting rid of dirt that has worked its… Continue Reading

Ask These Questions Before Buying a New Carpet

Ask These Questions Before Buying a New Carpet

Putting new carpeting in your home is one of the best ways to breathe some life back into it and modernize it. However, before you start installing carpeting throughout your house, there are some things you should carefully consider. Check out the things you’ll want to think about prior to residential carpet installation below. How… Continue Reading

How to Get Rid of New Carpet Smell

How to Get Rid of New Carpet Smell

If you’ve ever bought a new car, inevitably it had that “new car” smell. Same goes for buying new carpets for your home. Once they’re installed, there’s a “new carpet smell” that can linger for days. Now some people love this smell and it brings them great joy. It’s a way to signify they’ve bought… Continue Reading

What Are the Best Flooring Options for Nursery Rooms?

What Are the Best Flooring Options for Nursery Rooms?

Toddlers can go around your house and “destroy everything in their path.” Ok, maybe that’s embellishing a bit, but who hasn’t known a little kid who seems to really, really “interact” with their surroundings? When babies, toddlers and little ones are in a room, it’s important to have smart flooring options. Chances are they’ll be… Continue Reading