Keep plans practical
Keep plans practicalKeep any planned changes to the house reasonable and in character with the home and the neighborhood.
Don't lie to yourself. If the house has areas that show wear, get that work done before offering the home.
Seek a second opinion from your agent or a potential agent. A real estate professional can advise you on what repairs or upgrades will give you the most bang for your buck.
The price of your house is going to determine what things you should do. One client spent $10,000 putting in hickory cabinets and granite countertops in the kitchen of a home that listed in the $100,000 range, she recalls.
In that price range, it wasn't necessary. And you couldn't get any more money for the house.