If there is drywall behind the paneling then remove it. Prime and Paint combo will provide you with a fresh look and please remember to use neutral earthy colors to keep it simple.
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First impressions are everthing. Your question shows that you have a concern. If you don't take care of it before your house goes on the market you will always wounder what if? I would cover the existing paneling with 1/4" sheetrock. This way you save yourself alot of money in labor and get the job done in less time. New freshly painted walls will help your home standout from the over 156 homes currently for sale in the Plainview market. For more tips on this topic visit my blog at http://www.PlainviewRealEstate.Blogspot.com
We sell in Plainview and have buyers looking in the Plainview area. It all depends on the price you decide to sell your house for. If you are motivated and want to sell fast, then with paneling all over, your price has to be very affordable for a buyer to be willing to take off the paneling and to the updating themselves. If you have any questions, you canh contact us at our email: longislandrealtors.com
Alot of this depends on your motivation for selling. What is your motivation - why are you selling?
If you're throwing it on the market to see what happens, well then - don't knock yourself out.
If you're intention is to sell it for top dollar, in the quickest amount of time - I would say tear it down and paint the walls a nice neutral color. Put up some molding. Nice.
Having been a REALTOR for almost 11 years, I have sold many homes with painted paneling. When the job is done right, most buyers will not immediately notice the fact that the walls are really paneling. The best look I've seen is one where the walls were painted flat and then textured as a second coat with a complimentary color through the use of saran wrap, natural sponge or a textured roller that can be purchased at Home Depot.
Please give me a call at (516)410-3594 with any of your real estate questions - I work in the Plainview area and would enjoy speaking with you and helping you regarding any aspect involved in the upcoming sale of your home.
I would repaint the walls a neutral color. Most buyers know they have to
change things around to suit their taste. At least you will have clean and neat
walls for them to live in right away.
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