One of the most common things to do with any apartment/home/condo when people are moving out or selling is actually getting their carpets cleaned.
According to Sell My House Easy Fast Dallas:
One of the best things that a homeowner can do to improve the value of the home is simply make sure things are cleaned or touched up as much as possible. This uses the minimum budget but creates a huge effect when looking at the quality of a home. It’s one of the reasons that apartment complexes ask that tenants moving out clean the carpets.
So, among the many different things that you can do to up your curb appeal, which in turn ups your home’s value, apparently carpet cleaning has a much larger psychological effect than you might naturally think.
We, people, have a reptilian (older) brain that tends to make decisions even before we do.
That means, when we walk into a room and see everything that goes to our brain, we tend to make judgements about something even before we’re consciously aware of them.
For example, if you walk in and you can see darkened, dirtier areas of floors, even though you may not specifically look and think about those areas, you can nearly automatically create a judgement that says “something is off about these floors. They seem dirty.”
And that’s why when people walk into rooms that are dirty or decorated in different and unusual ways, they can create the “first impression” without actively thinking about it.
Our senses can pull in so much information about our environments, and our brain helps filter those things out.
That means that it subconsciously handles a lot of that information without you ever really knowing it.
Because of that, when people get a first look at your home, they’re already creating their first impression.
And when they enter the interior, it creates another first impression, although separated from the initial one because it’s considered a different space.
Don’t worry, I know this is a long-winded way to say “get your carpet cleaned.”
But hopefully it does do a little bit more in getting you to think about how people see your home.
Imagining yourself in other peoples’ shoes and looking at new houses, you have to think about what you expect to be in place.
That’s exactly what you have to achieve if you want to get top-dollar for your home, impress your potential buyers, and get your home sold quickly and at the highest value.
Hopefully this helps paint a clear picture on the importance of curb appeal, and we’ll continue to expand on it in future posts.
In the meantime, check back on our homepage to find new updates on tips and tricks with carpet cleaning and general home ownership.
Check out this video to get some simple tips on improving curb appeal (with the exterior):