I think one of the most effective ways to increase the value of your home prior to selling is to look at it with your "buyer's eyes!" Buyers are trying to envision themselves in your home and if they have to look at a lot of your stuff, they get distracted...they would rather focus on the home, its attributes, and how it will work for them. So the best thing you can do is declutter and depersonalize your home...get rid of or pack up the stuff that you don't want, or that you will be packing up to prepare for your move. You may also want to neutralize your home...so if you have a bright orange bathroom, or gold and velvet walllpapered dining room, you might want to consider changing it to a neutral color...like cream or beige...it's a little more palatable for your typical buyer! Finally...clean, clean and clean again. No one wants to look at someone else's dirty home. If the house appears to be well cared for, buyers will be put more at ease! If you want to go big buck, you can update the kitchen and bathroom, but that will be cash output that you may or may not get back in the end. Good luck!!
Kris Plechaty - First Weber Group Realtors