Harrisburg PA Homes for Sale Blog: Floor the Competition with Hardwood Floors in Harrisburg and Hershey!

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Floor the Competition with Hardwood Floors in Harrisburg and Hershey!

 

Floor the Competition with hardwood floors in Harrisburg and Hershey! When people enter your home they usually look down before up, so that first step is vital for attracting a homebuyer and making a great first impression. This is one reason why more people are installing hardwood floors in their homes.  

            Hardwood flooring enhances the look of any room and can create a classic ambiance that will beautify the interior design of your home. Residential real estate agents agree that homes with hardwood floors hold their value better, sell faster and fetch higher prices.

 

Beautiful living room with mantle and hardwood floors

            Last year, 99 percent of real estate agents responding to a national survey conducted by the National Wood Flooring Association agreed that homes with hardwood floors are easier to sell. The survey also found that 82 percent believe that homes with hardwood floors sell faster and 90 percent said they would sell for more money.

            The American Hardwood Information Center adds that restoring hardwood flooring in the home is one of the best long-term investments to be made.  "Hardwood floors are environmentally friendly, forever fashionable, and will last for generations," said Pembroke Jacobs, president of the Hardwood Manufacturers Association.  "Plus, with an expected life span of up to 100 years for certain premium hardwood flooring, you can be assured that that the hardwood really is a one-time investment with a very long-term payoff."

            Real estate agents also agree that carpeting does not impress potential buyers, but hardwood floors are always a draw. Engineered wood floors impart warmth, depth and richness to a home's decor that cannot be matched by carpeting, tile or vinyl flooring.

 

Room with ugly carpet

Foyer with Hardwood Floors

 

You decide....!
                    

 

The Environmental Protection Agency has said that indoor air quality is one of the top health threats and wood floors can help contribute to a healthy living environment. A recent EPA study found that pesticides used in gardens and homes accumulate on floors and other surfaces in the home, but that hardwood floors greatly reduce the accumulation of such toxins. Hardwood floors also do not trap or harbor dust mites or molds.

           

 

 

 Though hardwood floors will probably need to be refinished at some point, when properly taken care of they are much easier to maintain than other floor surfaces.

Having hardwood floors could be the difference between selling your home or watching a potential buyer walk out the door on a less-appealing type of flooring. If you are unsure of the impression your home will  make when you put it on the market, and afraid that you are overlooking something very important, contact me today at 717-514-1793. Or, you can reach me by email at Ken@KensHomesales.com  I will come through and give you my professional opinion on how to best market your property. Do not leave this to chance. Your home is the most important investment of your life! 

 

 

 

Harrisburg PA Real Estate Expert

Ken Huebsch: Your premier real estate agent in the Greater Harrisburg area.  I am a specialist in Harrisburg real estate as well as the communities of Palmyra, Hershey, and Hummelstown.  My wife Leslye and I have a combined 40+ years' experience serving our clients -We KNOW Harrisburg. When you plan to buy or sell Harrisburg area real estate, allow us to work for you.  We are dedicated professionals and are here for your success. 

For more information on how we can best serve your real estate needs, please complete our online contact form or give us a call.  Also, check out what our fabulous clients have to say about us on our testimonials page!

 

Cell: (717) 514-1793            Email: Ken@KensHomesales.com

 

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Comment balloon 0 commentsKen and Leslye Huebsch • April 21 2011 03:22PM

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