Carpet - What shape is the carpet in? If it's in decent shape, leave it. If it needs replaced, replace it with something neutral. Installing wood floors is extremely expensive and there is a negative cost/benefit. For instance, you can spend $10k on floors and sell your house for less than $10k more than without the upgrade. HOWEVER, you may entice a buyer to purchase your home where they would have otherwise not been interested so there is SOME benefit.
It's been my experience that most buyer prefer hardwood over carpeting but before you remove the carpeting make sure you have hard wood floors underneath and not plywood and if you do have hardwood floors check the condition of the hardwood . because your probably have to sand them you might want to get some estimates, also I would remove the wall paper but it has to be done correctly if not your better off leaving the wallpaper and consider pricing in any case I would 1st interview several agents and have a conversation about these issue's
If you've got hardwood under the carpet, take the carpet out. If it's a newer house with just a plywood underfloor, determine whether the carpets can be cleaned to nearly-new condition. If not, replace the carpets--medium-grade is fine; your best value is in getting the thickest, highest-quality padding possible.
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Iwould suggest a small investment in sprucing up your home by removing wallpaper and giving the home a fresh coat of paint in a soft neutral color . Small change makes a huge difference in how a home shows. Carpets are ok as long as they are clean and free of odors. Of course , if the floors under carpet are hardwood and in good condition it doesn't take much t have them refinished. You can hire a local handyman for not a huge investment and it makes a huge difference. I could give you some other tips for the small things to do so as not to turn off buyers.
I suggest giving a credit towards painting after you do all the clean up everyone suggests. I have seen many a wasted paint job or remodel
People don't mind carpet as long as it's in good shape and doesn't have stains or smells.
You have heard correctly. The wallpaper must go.
Stained and worn carpet must go.
Clutter must go.
Odors must go.
Let in the sunshine.
Create open spaces.
When your front door is opened, make the presentation say, "Welcome Home!"