“Must we have wood floors to sell our home?”

I am working with a family that is selling a home in Plano.  The house is 15 years old and has never been updated.  The question is asked “Must we have wood floors to sell our home?”  According to a top ten realtor , the answer is yes!  The homes that are selling today must be updated with at least some wood and granite to get the traffic needed to sell in a reasonable amount of time.  This is not to say that houses cannot be sold ‘as is’, they do, but to turn them quickly, for top dollar the key is to remove all wallpaper, paint, replace old light fixtures, and install granite and wood floors.  The best case scenario is to do this while you are still living in the home so you can enjoy the updates for a year or two before you plan to sell.