Rugs serve many purposes. They can help pull a room together or add warmth to a cold floor or hide all sorts of nasty stains or cover a thread bare carpet. The purpose a rug serves is as different as the homes they are located in.
When I work with home sellers I encourage them to pick up their rugs and store them away while their house is on the Spring Texas real estate market. Partially because rooms look larger without the rugs and secondly I want to know if there is a stain, red wine or something else, hiding underneath.
The Texas Association of Realtors sellers disclosure does not require the sellers to disclose carpet stains or thread bare carpets. Although the sellers are required to disclose if they are aware of any defects or malfunctions in the floors. Are carpet stains or a carpet in bad condition considered a defect or malfunction in the floor? Probably not.
Although I would prefer the condition of the carpet or flooring that’s underneath the rug not to be left up to interpretation as to whether it should have been disclosed. The buyers are eventually going to see the condition of what lies beneath the rug. It is just a matter of when. Will the buyers see the true carpet condition before they place an offer on your house or will it not be until right before closing when the buyers are doing their final walk-thru?
To avoid a potential last minute issue, I recomend you let buyers see your house as it truly is red wine stains on the carpet and all in the very beginning.
Jill was phenomenal during every step of selling my father's home. This process was extremely difficult for me, as... read moreJill was phenomenal during every step of selling my father's home. This process was extremely difficult for me, as my father passed away last year. Jill listened to EVERY story I had, and there were a lot of them! She allowed me to share the memories of the house, which helped me prepare to let it go.She is very knowledgeable in what to and what not to do in regards to getting the home ready to sell, what to tackle during the negotiation process and she made the closing extremely convenient. She was thoughtful enough to place the "sold" sign on the property a week in advance, to allow me time to process it all. Paying constant attention to what is happening around your listing is one of JIll's many strengths. Her goal is to get you the most money for your property, and she has different strategies to that end result. I not only gained a new realtor, but in JIll, I also gained a friend! I will be forever grateful for her through this tough process and I know my Dad would have loved her! "Thanks," will never be enough! read less