Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert, Exceeding Expectations in Every Transaction (E-Rae Realty)

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Lynnea Miller
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Some of these can be stunning. 

Apr 30, 2018 06:33 AM
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Carol Williams
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I think it depends on the area, the carpet and the rugs.  I use area rugs over my carpet in two areas. 

Apr 30, 2018 06:53 AM
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Roy Kelley
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It is a matter of personal preference. Don't fight these situations when they look good.

Apr 30, 2018 06:49 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I like them. The only caveat when selling a home is whether people think the rug is hiding something... but used judiciously it can be a nice look.

Apr 30, 2018 06:57 AM
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Frankie Canova
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I feel rugs are the way to go. Anytime there is something we see on a daily basis can tend to get a little boring after a while or just tired of seeing. You can easy change a rug out to help give your area a new look and feel.

Apr 30, 2018 11:16 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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Fine by me.

Apr 30, 2018 07:49 AM
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
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As a person I think it can be fine.  As a Realtor working with a buyer I wonder what it is hiding!

Apr 30, 2018 07:34 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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in my opinion, carpeting is at its best in bedrooms....I prefer hardwood everywhere else....and tile in bathrooms...

I dislike the look of an area rug over carpeting....

Apr 30, 2018 07:30 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
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Depends on rug and carpet--might be okay, might not. I have a rug over carpet in my living room but if my house was on the market I would take the rug away.
Possible trip hazard.

Apr 30, 2018 07:21 AM
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Libby Cousins
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"What is it hiding?" is my first thought. Even if it looks good, I'd want to lift and look. 

Apr 30, 2018 07:21 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
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As you said, not a big enough *"fox paws" to argue over.

 

*faux pas

Apr 30, 2018 07:16 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
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   Okay, if the underling carpet is clean.  However, if the rug is there to hide a worn spot or stain on the carpet, not fine.

Apr 30, 2018 07:13 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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It depends on a lot of different factors.  Choose wisely(as I am sure you will).

Apr 30, 2018 07:05 AM
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Maria Sapio
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You are wise to pick your battles.. If the home is clean and well decorated, I'm guessing it will show well. 

Apr 30, 2018 07:02 AM
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Erika,

It depends on the space, and I have seen it beautifully done.  A

Apr 30, 2018 07:00 AM
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Lyn Sims
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Depends .... sometimes in the livingroom area it looks good other times it doesn't. I think that 'MOST TIMES' the floor looks better & has a better flow without rugs.

Seller might also be upset as the rug costs & arm & a leg & she wants to show it off. Problem is it doesn't stay so ??

Apr 30, 2018 06:48 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
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Not sure... a photo might help...

Apr 30, 2018 06:41 AM
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Richard Weeks
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Is the home a mobile home?

Apr 30, 2018 06:33 AM
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Joe Pryor
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I don't agree with that and if that is a trend which I doubt, count me out.

Apr 30, 2018 06:28 AM
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Bob Crane
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Sometimes those rugs are hiding a stain or wear pattern, a good idea to take a peek under them.

Apr 30, 2018 06:00 PM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I have seen throw rugs with a nice pattern and bright colors, over a solid neutral colored rug, and it looked very sharp Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert.  Usually a color or two is picked up from the patterned rug for either pillows, artwork, fresh flowers, or a throw.  Hopefully, she was not thinking a similar colored accent rug over the same color carpet, because that would not stand out, and only have one think, 'is there a stain on the carpet' right here.  

Apr 30, 2018 04:57 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
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I like rugs.  Not a fan of carpet and won't ever put it in a house again.

Apr 30, 2018 01:48 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
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I have rug type of runners over high traffic areas in my home and I'm happy with it Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert 

Apr 30, 2018 08:13 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
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We have it here and have never had anyone say anything.

They can always lift it up!

Apr 30, 2018 07:32 AM
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Peter Mohylsky
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Apr 30, 2018 06:29 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Carpet?  Ewww!  Does that answer your question?  :)

 

If the carpet is a bland neutral color and the rug accents or ties into a couch seating area, it may be ok.  I'm sure we had this look back in the 80s and early 90s... but that was also the time of wallpaper...

Apr 30, 2018 04:02 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
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Seriously?  I think they used to do that in the 80s.

 

I can't even think of the last time I've seen that.  And, I see a LOT of homes and a LOT of floors.

 

Oh no, wait, I saw a runner over carpet on someone's stairs 5 or 6 years ago.  I think the homeowner was around 80 years old.

 

It's all about hardwood and then area rugs on top of the hardwood.

 

Apr 30, 2018 03:34 PM
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Jeff Pearl
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It can depend on the texture and patterns. I've seen some combinations that look ok. Pink and green are in style! http://www.nichollsauction.com/auctions/detail/4-br-2-ba-brick-cape-cod-style-home-on-2.8-acres-in-warsaw-v-bw26345

 

Apr 30, 2018 03:22 PM
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I agree with Lynnea Miller - I've seen some really lovely rug/carpet blending that looked amazing. I think with the right balance of colors and designs, it works. It can also look tacky done the wrong way. - Tim

Apr 30, 2018 11:09 AM
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Sharon Altier
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May want to advise her it can be a tripping liability.  I would strongly suggest she remove it.  It also gives the impression that one may be hiding something under it.  If she is insisting it stay, you may request to see under it, so you know she isn't hiding something.  

Apr 30, 2018 10:31 AM
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Kevin J. May
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Personally, it never made sense to me. It hasn't been observed lately although I'm sure the practice remains prevalent in many homes. My last sighting was about a decade ago Erika.

Apr 30, 2018 10:01 AM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
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As long as the carpet is clean and not hiding a flaw, I am fine with it.  I use them in high traffic areas to keep it clean.

Apr 30, 2018 09:26 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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It's not my preference but doesn't sound like it's worth putting up a fuss. Guess it depends on the carpet/rug combo.

Apr 30, 2018 07:20 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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I have no feeling about rugs over carpets.  

 

Apr 30, 2018 07:15 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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I'm a rug fan but, not a carpet fan, Erika!

However, I have seen this done very tastefully - it really depends upon the run and the look of the room...are they in sync? stylish? Or, are they distracting? 

Really, I'm channeling Michael Jacobs here - it depends!

Apr 30, 2018 08:44 PM
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William Feela
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No rugs when selling

Apr 30, 2018 08:04 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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I love rugs as they help define a room's size and can actually compliment the decor.

Apr 30, 2018 06:26 PM
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Gita Bantwal
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Depends.

Apr 30, 2018 05:23 PM
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Buzz Mackintosh
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Stagger I use don't like them , even on hardwood.

Apr 30, 2018 05:00 PM
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I always assume it's hiding stains or wear. 

Apr 30, 2018 02:25 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
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Usually tacky, but might work in some situations. 

Apr 30, 2018 12:11 PM
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Wayne Martin
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To each their own, but I am not a fan!

Apr 30, 2018 10:36 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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I have been spared this in life courtesy of my wife who deals with this....

Apr 30, 2018 08:10 AM
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Show us how it looks so we can give you an opinion. 

May 01, 2018 05:13 AM
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Apr 30, 2018 08:45 PM
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Sybil Campbell
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In some situations, it can be OK.

May 30, 2018 03:06 PM
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Depends. 

May 07, 2018 12:49 AM
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Will Hamm
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Some time it helps staging purposes.

May 06, 2018 12:04 PM
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Joan Cox
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Depending on where they are at, they can add color and dimension to a room.

May 03, 2018 08:35 AM
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Evelyn M Epperson
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Ugh, the worse as you are always tripping over the rug and it is tacky looking.  Sorry, maybe you need to show her some photos of staged homes

May 03, 2018 06:53 AM
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We are talking about houses here right Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert lol

May 02, 2018 11:48 AM
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Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert
E-Rae Realty - Austin, TX
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Ok Everyone,  the home was photographed yesterday and I think it looks ok...

May 02, 2018 11:19 AM
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AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
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Erika ~ Generally I am not a fan of rugs over carpet, but have actually seen a couple of situations where it worked well.  If the rest of the house is tight, then you might let her have this accommodation, but if it really monkeys up the visual of the room, then you should at least tell her why you don't see it working in this situation.

May 02, 2018 10:41 AM