Get More from Your Cook County Home with Hardwood

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Get More from Your Cook County Home with Hardwood Flooring

1When it’s time to sell your home, you want to get the most in return for your investment. There’s a lot of ways you can add value to your property and help increase the selling value. One way to make a big impact in both the appeal of your home, and its value is to install hardwood flooring. recently published an article reviewing the pros and cons of hardwood floors, highlighting what many buyers want in a home.

Harwood floors have long been at the top of desired home features for buyers. This year’s Remodeling Impact Survey done by the National Association of Realtors®, shows that this is still one investment worth the return consistently across the country. But why are wood floors in such high demand? It all comes down to durability and appeal.

Hardwood floors can last a lifetime. Whether you choose cherry, oak or maple, these woods are tough and long lasting. They work well in high-traffic areas of a home such as hallways, entries and main living spaces. With proper care and maintenance, a well-installed hardwood floor should never need to be replaced. This one-and-done aspect is very attractive to home buyers.

By comparison, worn linoleum or carpet is often an automatic must-replace item for those looking to buy. If you have flooring which has seen better days, replacing it with a hardwood floor can not only enhance your listing, it could also help attract more potential buyers to view your property.

2Then there is the appeal of hardwood flooring. Wood floors are often much easier to keep clean, making them more attractive for practical reasons. But there is also something to be said for the warmth and character a wood floor brings to a home. According to the National Wood Flooring Association, what was once considered a luxury amenity within homes, is now more of an expectation, or standard feature; especially in new homes. This reflects the high demand for wood flooring from buyers. As a home seller, there’s a good chance you’ll get more for your home, and possibly sell it faster if you have wood floors.

If you’re considering an update to your flooring, installing a hardwood floor may be worth the investment. When you’re ready to buy or sell a home in Cook County, working with an experienced Realtor® who understands the market, is also worth the investment. My team and I are ready to put our expertise to work for you. Learn more at our website,, then contact the Driscoll Properties Team at 847-533- 6786 to help you discover the home of your dreams.

TAGS: Patrick Driscoll, Home Seller, Hardwood Floors, Remodeling Impact Survey