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Jack Lewitz
IL Real Estate Specialists - Evanston, IL

It depends . What is the cost and what is the value ? If you start with wall paper then the next project maybe to remove that lime green carpet and then how about the pink tile in the bathroom. Where does it end and will it matter to a buyer who will be buying the house and making their own improvements 

Mar 15, 2016 08:18 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

You bet. It does not 'a-peal' to buyers.

Mar 15, 2016 12:02 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Yes. I visited a house last year and it had wallpaper all over it. I told the seller it needed to go and she has been working on it since. They will be ready this spring and it will make a huge difference. 

Mar 15, 2016 08:42 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Everyone has an opinion and that is all it is -  some of our century/victorian homes suit their paper.  I've seen many Sellers who've simply painted over the paper in the short term.  To each their own. 

Mar 15, 2016 01:02 AM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

If in my opinion it was ugly then yes.

Mar 15, 2016 12:20 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. 

Mar 15, 2016 12:05 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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I have in fact recently.  My soon to be sellers are working on the project now.

Mar 15, 2016 12:00 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not asked, directly but suggested strongly we go more neutral to attract more interest!

Mar 15, 2016 12:00 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

In this room yes, also curtains should go higher, remove the red and a runner. Also that frame is too tini for that wall, dont' you think?

Mar 15, 2016 05:37 PM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Most often no, it is something i discuss for value purposes and not all sellers have the resources or will to make such changes. 

Mar 15, 2016 10:21 AM
Rainmaker
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sandy straley
Rindlesbach Homes - Salt Lake City, UT
Selling Homes for over 40 Years

yes

Mar 15, 2016 08:01 AM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Yes, I tell them that they may love it but we need to take it down.

Mar 15, 2016 05:56 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes.  (With varying degrees of success.)

Mar 15, 2016 04:40 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Every time I see wall paper I suggest sellers remove it.  Buyers punish beyond what it actually costs to remove it.  

Mar 15, 2016 04:29 AM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Hush. They may look beautiful to the owners.  I personally do not mind that room. 

Mar 15, 2016 04:29 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

I would make suggestions, but some sellers are very sensitive about their decorating choices. So I tread lightly.

Mar 15, 2016 02:43 AM
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Becca Rasmussen
HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Highlands Ranch, CO

While "ugly" is in the eye of the beholder, but I would suggest that among other changes in this particular room.

On the upside, the room is clean and not cluttered. :0)

Mar 15, 2016 02:27 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I will suggest it and I have a professional that removes it also

Mar 15, 2016 02:25 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Of course! (And how about that dated chandelier, as well?)

Mar 15, 2016 02:08 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

It's not just the wallpaper, it's the window treatments, the light fixture, etc. etc.  LOL But to answer your question, I am very forthright about what that wallpaper is going to cost them if they do not remove it. 

Mar 15, 2016 02:01 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

That 3,500 SF Dunedin house, with all the cool stuff was more that the seller could manage. As we toured the house she shared. "I just had this designer wall paper put up last year. Was that a mistake?" 

It was in very room!

Mar 15, 2016 01:37 AM
Rainmaker
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

It depends on how old it is. I've also seen people paint it, rather than remove it. Not all wallpaper is ugly. I still see it used in commercial, i suppose because it's easier to clean than painted walls. In this photo, i would remove those two tone drapes, and that painting on the wall, and get a regular table cloth.

Mar 15, 2016 01:19 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Yes I discuss that, along with painting, if needed. Some are willing, some are not.

Mar 15, 2016 01:14 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

yes.... if the homeowner wants top dollar, the home needs to not be dated.... and is that plastic over the table????

Mar 15, 2016 01:10 AM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

I'd suggest that wallpaper be removed and replaced with neutral wall paint.

Most sellers follow suggestions and instructions very well.  They see it as an assignment that will yield them more money, which it will.

Other sellers don't see the point, cannot afford to make the changes or simply won't do it.  

I met with a seller whose property had a significant amount of wallpaper on it, including on the ceiling.  He said that he will not remove the wallpaper and repaint.  So be it. 

Mar 15, 2016 01:06 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I do

Aug 31, 2016 10:43 PM
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Denise Hamlin, Broker/Owner
Cardinal Realty ~ 319-400-0268 - Iowa City, IA
Helping Happy Clients Make Smart Choices

It depends. The wallpaper in your photo looks fine. It fits with everything else in the room. In another room it might look dated and will need to go. And if it's in a bathroom I definitely suggest removing it. Most sellers I've worked with are happy to follow suggestions, as long as they make sense. 

 

Mar 17, 2016 02:28 AM
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Donald Kolenda
Kw Rockwall - Rockwall, TX
Share the road to your new home.

Unless the wallpaper is part of a historical house....yes break it to them honestly. Most buyers want a clear canvas so they can paint their own memories in there new house. Help sellers realize they enjoyed their home, now it is time to find a new one and let go emotional of their present house.

Mar 16, 2016 06:19 PM
Rainmaker
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

I'd have to say it depends.  It depends on the list price, area, location and the rest of the house.  If the wallpaper is minimal, then no I don't.  We don't see a lot of wallpaper in Arizona.  

Mar 16, 2016 01:29 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

It depends. My buyer clients purchased a home that had wall paper in every room. The price was unbelievable and they removed it themselves!

Mar 16, 2016 08:43 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

We ask, often to no avail. Young people come in and say "that looks like my grandma's house".

Mar 16, 2016 04:31 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Not a wallpaper fan but if the house is early american or victorian it may fit.

Mar 16, 2016 04:18 AM
Rainmaker
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

I have never asked but I always say, nicely, it may be an issue!

Mar 16, 2016 01:22 AM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

of course

Mar 15, 2016 11:56 PM
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Macy Babb ... North Georgia Realtor
Re/Max Around Atlanta Realtor - 404-234-6166 - Cartersville, GA
Realtor, SFR, HUD/REO Certified

No...its my ammunition to keep the price low

Mar 15, 2016 11:18 PM
Rainmaker
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

Most buyers do not like wall paper.  Always suggest it be changed but some have no time or resources to get it done.  In that case you can give a concession to get it done.  Doesn't help with getting a full price offer but is a compromise.

Mar 15, 2016 10:32 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It depends.  I have asked sellers to remove a lot of things.  

Mar 15, 2016 09:45 PM
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Wayne Golliday
Mobile Home Sales of Florida LLC - Jacksonville, FL

I have asked people to repaint rooms before and many do comply.   I had a home recently where the walls were a very dark purple.  It made the home seem cave like and small.   They repainted in white and put up curtains and took down the blinds.  The house sold 3 weeks later.   

Mar 15, 2016 09:07 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Depends on how ugly...

I dont mind the paper in the photo, but I have seen some that was rather offensive.

Mar 15, 2016 08:24 PM
Rainmaker
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Nope. In small rural markets where the prices on property listings are so low to the ground, it all goes away. The home stagers, how's the feng shui  index, all the layers of players, and just a case of if the paper is torn, missing, let's finish it off to be the same if you have another roll of that pretty pattern kicking around. When the home for sale in Maine is $18,000, $27,500 the pattern, color, era of the paper is less important than when the extra zeroes get piled on the price tag as you move closer to the population centers.

Mar 15, 2016 08:03 PM
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Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Mar 15, 2016 07:04 PM
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Eric Kodner
Wayzata Lakes Realty: Eric Kodner Sells Twin Cities Homes - Minnetonka, MN
Wayzata Lakes Realty: Twin Cities, Madeline Island

We encourage sellers to consider it, yes.

Mar 15, 2016 06:40 PM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Evelyn,
I absolutely ask. And in one case I even did it for a dear seller who couldn’t.

Mar 15, 2016 01:02 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

well I have, but mostly they don't seem to listen.

Mar 15, 2016 01:02 PM
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Sharon Kowitz
CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN Fonville Morisey Cary, NC - Cary, NC
Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling

Yes, absolutely!

Mar 15, 2016 12:53 PM
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Dana Hollish Hill
Hollish Hill Group, JPAR Stellar Living - Bethesda, MD
REALTOR * Broker * Coach

Wallpaper has come in and out of fashion. Sometimes it works for the room. 

Mar 15, 2016 12:52 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Always!    Just showed a home to some young buyers, and the wallpaper was the absolute reason they did not write, even after we talked about the removal process!  

Mar 15, 2016 12:08 PM
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Wallpaper is coming back! Yes, it is. Believe it. And some people like wallpaper, they think it's cleaner, more attractive and unique. Although I worked on a home in Elk Grove, an upper end with horrible wallpaper, and it wasn't gonna sell, but not so much because of the wallpaper; it was more due to the small ceramic tiles in the bath (4x4 and 8x8) coupled with the ugly wallpaper that made it atrocious and scream TOO MUCH WORK to a buyer.

Mar 15, 2016 12:04 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

"WHAT!!!!  REMOVE MY BEAUTIFUL WALLPAPER!!!  YOU MUST NOT BELIEVE IN MY HOUSE!!!!!!  YOU'RE FIRED!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

I'm sure that's what would go down if I ever suggested that!

Mar 15, 2016 11:32 AM
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James Bath
Gulf Shores Realty - Venice, FL
REALTOR® , AHWD® , SRES® ,e-PRO®

By all means,YES!!! The "Curb Appeal" concept applies throughout the house, except for the Den where a shocking accent wall will be excused and the garage where ugly is expected! The rest of the house is usually not forgiven if ugly, cluttered and unkempt!

Mar 15, 2016 11:22 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Defiantly.

Mar 15, 2016 10:42 AM
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Laura Filip
Laura Filip Broker , Opening doors for All Seasons of Life - Whitesboro, TX
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The wall paper is not ugly to me looks elegant ... is it peeling and or in need of attention ?

Mar 15, 2016 10:27 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

Mar 15, 2016 08:42 AM