If you are a potential buyer of a home in Chamblee Georgia, look and see if there are hardwood floors under the carpet. If the carpet is old and beat up, you might ask the seller for a price concession to reflect the poor condition of the floor coverings. Ten after you make the purchase, pull up those ratty old carpets, have the floors refinished and enjoy those hardwood floors. You have found a diamond in the rough.
Appliances are similar. If you are looking to buy a home that has old outdated appliances, ask for a price concession. Then replace the old appliances with new ones from Brand Smart or Appliance Depot.
This is a great question! As a realtor I deal with this every time I list a home.
There is not a line item figure for each upgrade, but the best way to determine this is by comparing the comps. for other homes in that general area. Hardwood floors obviously are more valuable than carpet. If one home has hardwoods and the other has carpet for the same price then choose the home with hardwoods. All homes are different and may have other features that offset each other such as lot size, SQ. Ft., Counter-tops, Molding, siding, etc.
It's a fine line when it comes to these options and value is usually determined by the buyers preferences. Compromise is the key because it's usually difficult to find a home that has all the key elements rolled into one.