Nothing makes a home feel less inviting than dirty carpets; home buyers really don’t want to see evidence of your everyday wear and tear. If your carpets are in good condition but just a bit dingy, have them cleaned. Replace outdated or badly stained floor coverings, however, with fresh, neutral-colored substitutes. If you have hardwood floors, use specialty stain pens to hide scratches and scuff marks. In addition, screw down loose floorboards to prevent disruptive squeaks that might negatively affect house hunters taking the grand tour.