If you live in or around the D.C. Metro area, you know that housing prices are pretty steep. That may seem like a good thing if you are getting ready to sell your home. But whether you want to upgrade to a nicer/bigger place or downgrade to fit a tighter budget, you still need to get every penny your current home is worth when you sell. Otherwise, you might have to move pretty far afield to afford a new place. According to BankRate.com, flooring is one of the top ten aspects of your house that affects its perceived value. House shoppers are enamored with natural materials. The realty expert quoted in the article linked above states, “We’ve gone back to a real appreciation for historically true materials”. It doesn’t get any more historical than an original hardwood floor!
Of course, you probably don’t want to invest in a brand new wood floor right before you sell your home (save that money to get hardwood floors installed at your new place!) That being said, you will want to get your current wood flooring refinished or touched up to make it look its best. Thankfully, this is a lot easier than making old carpet look new again. Full thickness hardwood planks are designed to be sanded and stained to restore them to fantastic condition. That’s an affordable way to boost the sales price of your home. Buyers will fall in love with your floors from the moment they step across the threshold.