1. Go to some properties for sale in your area during their open house, pick homes comparable to yours and see what they have to offer.
2. Ask a Realtor in the area with whom you would consider listing your home to come over and evaluate your home. My favorite story is a client who invested $6,000 upgrading the master bath, which looked GREAT, but had no money left over to replace the carpet, paint, and update the kitchen.
A neighborhood expert will be able to advise you on what makes the best use of your time and money.
Warning! Over-improving a property is a common error, so unless you love the property, don't over do it.
to a buyer than the competition and make yours the property the buyer likes most. With that
you may have a higher probability of a sale. You may be better off not putting liquid cash into
improvement and reducing the price to make it more competitive that way.