This include removing clutter inside and out and improving outside impression by doing a facelift of your front yard.
Home improvement at this point may not give too much of a return. Just fixing any broken fixtures or appliances helps specially true in the kitchen and bathrooms.
Start checking out open houses in your neighborhood so you have a better picture of the market in your area. Remember that more and more people now are looking for regular sale homes as distressed homes are getting to be a frustrating experience for the home buyer.
You've received some good information below. I would add that cleaning out closets can also be a help in selling your home. It may not bring a higher price for your home, but it might bring in an offer sooner. Specifically, I suggest removing "non-seasonal clothers" such as bulky jackets and sweaters. These can be boxed up in the spring and summer. Remove shoes you don't wear very often, especially ones that don't line up neatly like boots. Organize the hanging items in groups (pants, business shirts, blouses, skirts, etc) and have them all hanging in the same direction. This should make your closet look bigger...and who doesn't want a big closet?!
If nothing else, this is the first step in getting ready to move!
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Your Realtor should be able to do a 'walk through' with you and show you some ideas.
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I have several blogs and tips for you, hope they help: