Although opinions vary depending on where the house is located, it's pretty standard that buyer's are taking a hard look at kitchens & bathrooms. Buyer's consider lots of "wants v/s needs", but it usually comes down to the price & is the price a good value for what they are buying. Of course, your first step is to interview several REALTORS in your area & have them give you a market analysis of your home. As REALTORS, we are professionals & marketing homes is what we do on a daily basis. But, here are a few things that will make your home stand out from the competition:
Reduce clutter: clean out closets, pick up clutter & pare down what's inside.
Pack away items & "collections" that you have throughout your house. When potential buyers are touring your home, you want them to focus on the house - not your stuff!
Tone down your creativity - you may be in love with the lime-green accent wall in your living room, but that may not appeal to potential buyers. You want your house to appeal to every poteneial buyer! When I'm showing houses to my buyer-clients, I always have them "name" the house: the house that smelled like cat ("The cat house"), the house with the great pool & deck ("The party house")...you don't want your house to be remembered as "the crazy paint house".
It doesn't stop on the inside...take a look at your curb appeal. How does your house stack up with the compitetion? Have your REALTOR take you to tour the houses on the market analysis, so you can see for yourself how your house compares to the others.