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Jgraff426, Other/Just Looking in Jupiter, FL

Should I remove wood paneling (not paint over) and tear up old worn carpet, or just say there is sheet rock and hard wood floors underneath?

Asked by Jgraff426, Jupiter, FL Tue Jun 25, 2013

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Depends; consider inviting a few agents from different realty companies, and ask for a cma, comparative market analysis; review the data to get a sense of immediate area selling prices; ask opinions as to what cosmetic work is necessary for you to get top dollar, and go from there.....
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Jgraff426,
With some buyers your property may only have one chance to make a good impression. Put on your buyers hat and look at your property as a buyer. That should give you the answer you are looking for. If that does not help, try going out with an agent and looking at what other similar properties on the market ( your competition) look like to find out. Buyers want the nicest home at the least price or best value normally.

All the best,
Gary Geer
Results Realty
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I would recommend that you get the home in a very clean condition and get ready to make a price concession. Any change you make might not be to the buyer's taste
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The removal of paneling usually causes damage to the underlying sheet rock. Better to get the home in a very clean condition and get ready to make a concession on price. The change you make might not be to the buyer's taste.
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If there really is Hard Wood Floors underneath; you should pull up the worn carpet and refinish the wood: There will be holes from the tack strips. This is a relatively cheap upgrade and will really help with the sale.
Don't worry about the paneling, they might even like it.
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What does your REALTOR say? What are your market conditions like? In some areas of the country, it's a quite active SELLER's market and all you have to do is list the house in the MLS at fair market value and it will sell within days. But if that's not the case in your area, you might want to make those improvements so it shows well, and is attractive to the largest pool of buyers. What do the comps look like? Do they have new carpet/floors? Do they have old wood paneling, or drywall? I'd talk to your Realtor and see what the market is doing, what homes are flying off the shelves and which ones are sitting there. Good luck!
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