hm, this question comes up often when we first connect with a homes seller.
Here is some input I can give you, besides the location of your home, age of your home, size,
neighborhood amenities, basement, garage etc. etc. etc. all will make the suggestions different.
But assuming that you have a medium size home like similar homes in your area and now you
realize it is not updated, are the competing homes on the market or those recently sold updated?
Usually without knowing all the details, simple changes and improvements before putting a home
on the market is recommended for a variety of reasons
it will show better on the photos
more people will come to see it in person
Paint is usually a good method to upgrade your home, use en vogue colors, do not just paint it
all white, a Realtor can make some interesting suggestions
Floors that are not finished, everybody knows that hardwood flooring can be finished before moving in, that way the new owner can decide lighter, darker etc.
The kitchen though needs to be upgraded somewhat, new cab fronts or just have them professionally painted and new hardware, new appliances and new kitchen flooring and
counter top, clean and neat and not the most expensive ones.
Get the help an suggestions of a good area Realtor I do it alllll the time.
Good luck to you...
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