Q. I want to turn a house as quick as possible as I need the cash. It has ugly carpet that is livable but doesn't make the house look good. The rest of the house is in great shape. Should I lower the price by offering a carpet allowance or should I go in and replace the carpet now. Money is tight and

replacing would strap me financially, but could be done. The carpet allowance gives the buyer the ability to pick his/her own and I don\'t do the work.

A. If it concerns you then it probably needs replacing, however, you could market for a month as is to see if you get any bites. If you do not get the response you need, then replace the carpet, paint a few rooms to get the smell of fresh paint in the house and continue marketing the property.