Its great that you are thinking of issues that may arise when you put your home for sale. I agree with getting a pre-listing inspection. You will know then what condition your home and all its components are in. This way you can decide what you are willing to address prior to listing your home and what you will determine will be "as is". You and your agent can then price the home accordingly.
Power washing the outside, de-cluttering and a fresh coat of paint will go a long way as you have already upgraded your kitchen and have new hardwood floors.
Make the house look as "shiny and new" as possible, address what your budget allows you to and price it right and your home will sell.
If you need any assistance in this process please give me a call, I would be happy to help you and your family make the right moves.
Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate
It sounds like you are the right track in preparing your home for sale in advance . You might want to consider having a prelist home inspection. They will do a home inspection and termite inspection for you the same as a buyer will have done when they buy your home. The advantage is that you will find out first hand the condition of all the major systems in the house including the roof,electric, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, windows, etc and it will also include recommendations on how to correct them if needed. I think this will save you a lot of time and guess work.
Regarding cosmetic issues, a lot of older homes have smaller closets, De-cluttering, cleaning,painting and repairing all worn faded surfaces on the exterior and interior is a plus
If you have any questions regarding the sale of your home feel free to contact me.
RE/MAX Central Manalapan
Cell (732) 232-5277