Since you didn't renovate the kitchen and bath for you to enjoy while living there why do it for total strangers? Kitchen and baths can easily be replaced. Minor repairs can be fixed, an apartment can be painted, de-cluttered and scrubbed clean. Floors and appliances can be replaced.
In fact, I have sold many apartments in Manhattan with "renovated" or "updated" kitchens and baths including brand new construction with the latest finishes and more times than not the first thing the buyer does is rip out the previous renovation and updates and changes it to their liking.
Savvy buyers know the most important attributes of a Manhattan apartment are things that can't be "updated" renovated" or changed. The size of the apartment, square footage, room count, layout, location, location, location, view, ceiling height, floor and building desirability and amenities.
A seller and their broker in Manhattan can control how the property shows, how it is priced, negotiated, de-personalized, staged and marketed. The price you get is a function of the marketing you choose.
Feel free to contact me to help you sell your coop. I'm happy to provide you with expertise and seasoned insight.
Mitchell Hal, Associate Broker
The Corcoran Group