Nobody Wants A Flooring Allowance
By Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent
Nobody Wants A Flooring Allowance-- The carpet looked like the deck of Noah's Ark. Feathers, feces, and finger nails seem to be the design theme. Before I could begin my listing presentation, the seller was mumbling something about a flooring allowance. And boy was it a reasonable offer! For what he was willing to "invest" a family of four could go to dinner, movies, and probably have enough left for a carton of cigarettes. But it was nowhere near enough to replace the soiled flooring... Let's take a moment to examine the flaw behind the flooring allowance... Buyers have ZERO imagination-- If I had a nickle for every showing that ending at the front door, I wouldn't be writing a blog post on a Saturday morning. "Staging" flooring samples in the room is worthless. Why would a buyer focu...