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10 surefire ways to scare off homebuyers

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Wallpaper

Today's buyer doesn't want wallpaper, no matter how much your grandfather liked it.

"Wallpaper is a definite no-no," Dana says.

Wallpaper is difficult to remove and simply adds another chore to a buyer's to-do list, Dana says.

"Wallpaper is extremely personalized. You've spent hours looking over books to pick out the wallpaper you want," she says. "What are the odds that the person walking in the door will also like that wallpaper that you picked out?"

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