Wallpaper is a liability for home sellers. This includes wallpaper borders. Wallpaper is a personal choice and taste specific, that may not appeal to most buyers. If you have not replaced your wallpaper in several years, your wallpaper may even appear dated. In addition, the time and cost of removing wallpaper may keep some buyers from moving forward in purchasing your home, reduction of price offer, and reducing the number of potential buyers for your home.
WHAT TO DO?
The goal is to appeal to as many buyers as possible. Remove all wallpaper including wallpaper borders and paint the walls a neutral paint color.
REMOVE OR PAINT OVER?
You may be asking why not just paint over the wallpaper, instead of removing it. Removing the wallpaper will take effort, time, and money for removal. Williams' Haven does not recommend this.
If you would like to remove the wallpaper yourself, there are plenty of products on the market you can use and methods for removing the wallpaper. Just ensure your walls are in good condition. Consult with a professional. A professional can provide his/her expert advice regarding the condition of your walls and the best solution for your home.
Home Staging To-Do: Remove all wallpaper and/or wallpaper borders