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10 surefire ways to scare off homebuyers

Popcorn acoustic ceilings
Popcorn acoustic ceilings © James L. Davidson/Shutterstock.com

Popcorn acoustic ceilings

The shag carpet from the '60s or '70s was replaced long ago. But acoustic popcorn ceilings, another artifact of that era (and of the '80s, too) might remain. They badly date your home.

If you can't stomach the cost or the mess to remove the overhead popcorn, be prepared to credit a buyer in certain markets to close a sale.

"The popcorn acoustic ceiling is a major, major turnoff to buyers these days," Goldwasser says.

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