Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Rug-on-Rug not a Good Idea for Staging
Buyers read rug-on-rug as covering a stain, spots, or tear in the carpeting that they will potentially buy. A buyer is not going to move your furniture to peek under the rug and see if there is a problem with the carpet. My philosophy is to eliminate objections before the house shows.
Rug-on-rug is OK for decorating but usually not for staging.
Yes, I have staged rug-on-rug when the seller refused to replace the carpet and offered a carpet allowance. (BTW, carpet allowances are an outdated relic in today's selling market). I only do rug-on-rug when the carpet is in poor condition and I need to do a smoke-and-mirrors-thing to distract from the carpets condition. It is not a cover up, merely a distraction. I have only used rug-on-rug in the winter. The layering looks too hot in the summer--like a fleece over a sweatshirt.
A good friend and I planned to have lunch today. A frantic phone call this morning resulted in our plans being cancelled. She is moving. Her house is barely 6 years old. The problems that the Home Inspection Report revealed are baffling. All of their energy will be directed towards making repairs instead of preparing for the move.
Stay on top of home repairs while you live in your home.