Kitchen updates are usually a good idea if its really dated. It may make the difference between you house and another house that is already updated. It is currently a seller's market in the Metro Detroit area. Price the updates you're considering and have your Realtor give you a CMA for your home without updating it and the approximate ROI with the updates. You should also consider how long will it take for the updates to be completed and how soon you are looking to put your house on the market.
I hope all goes well.
Rose Cook, MA, SFR
Short Sale Specialist
National Realty Centers Inc.
1000 S. Old Woodward, STE 103
Birmingham, MI 48009
CON: Buyers would want a say in the Appliances and Textures for THEIR kitchen.
and the winner is:
How about having your Realtor put in the Listing that you will contibute $25,000 toward the remodeling of the Kitchen, money to be held in Escrow and released at Closing.
Discuss this with your Realtor.
Good luck and may God bless