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Selling San Antonio, Texas homes, a Realtor can't help but notice that the homes selling quickly and for the best prices are what Buyers (not necessarily Sellers), consider "move-in ready".  It is always been interesting to me that homes can be perfectly move-in ready yet contain WALLPAPER.  Buyers will reject it right there on the Internet and will not even want to go see the home; despite a great floor plan, great pricing, and a great neighborhood. It's a regional bias, it's just not considered current here. 

Firstly, let us be clear, I actually like WALLPAPER.  It's like that - totally individual.

Secondly, let us also be clear, WALLPAPER is the kiss of death in a resale home.

Interestingly enough, Buyers will love a metallic painted dining room wall, but will first ascertain that it is not the dreaded WALLPAPER. Of course a glamorous and expensive metallic WALLPAPER would be easier to fit into an upscale feel of a home than the stripes, dots, and florals that were so common 20 years ago, and still seen too often in homes that are 10+ years old.

When selling your home in San Antonio Texas, be prepared to remove the WALLPAPER. If you're moving anyway, what do you care?  Trust me, that WALLPAPER is unlikely to be attracting people to your home, and is more likely to have them crossing it off their list of possibilities to come out and view in person.

Come on! Let's do what it takes to get it SOLD!

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Sara Woolford & Steve Golson in friendly San Antonio, Texas  

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Dear Sara and Steve,

Like you I like wallpaper, but it is the kiss of death for folks who cannot see past it.  Have a great weekend. A

Aug 18, 2012 04:07 AM #1
Sara Woolford & Steve Golson, ALHS
iTexas Realty Co. - San Antonio, TX

Hi Alexandra-

You are so right about people not seeing past it.  In California, people are less likely to miss out on a good house because of a little thing like removing the parper after purchase.

You two have a great weekend, too!

Aug 18, 2012 04:23 AM #2
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

You're so right ... potential buyers view wallpaper as "work to do" and rather than think about that work, they'd just rather go see the next house on their list.  Sellers who remove it and paint the walls a warm neutral color are smart!

Aug 18, 2012 09:58 AM #3
Sara Woolford & Steve Golson, ALHS
iTexas Realty Co. - San Antonio, TX

Hi Maureen-

What a succinct way you have of getting right to the point of it!  Thanks for your comment!

Aug 19, 2012 12:30 PM #4
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