Unfortunately Mario is correct to a degree. Upgrades are just icing on the cake in this market. The short sales and bank owned are the majority of the comps and just cannot be ignored. However; the upside to selling your home is that buyers are tired of waiting on short sales and banks. So you may be surprised how little you need to do to get your home ready to sell. I highly recommend having an agent come and preview your home and go over a comparative market analysis with you. If you don't have anyone in mind that you want to work, I'd be more than happy to help you with this.