You might not be able to drastically improve your home before putting it on the market, but there are a few items that can addressed to enhance the selling price of your house to potential buyers …

Exterior

First impressions count -  Sealing sidewalk or driveway cracks can alleviate fears about potential water damage. Sprucing up the landscaping can increase “curb appeal”. Replacing old doorknobs and locks are affordable fixes that can enhance perceived value.


Flooring

Hardwood floors rock! Clean, shine or refinish them to increase overall appeal. And replace older carpeting with a neutral color to obtain your best resale value. Repairing chipped or cracked ceramic tiles and cleaning old/stained grout can greatly improve floor appearance.


Wall and Ceiling Paint

A new coat of paint — stick with neutral! — or softer wall colors is a safe bet. Dated Popcorn ceilings should be removed/attended to by a professional as they may contain harmful additives.


Kitchen Cabinets & Countertops

Kitchens are a primary selling point for potential buyers. Replacing cabinets and countertops is not always necessary - they can simply be resurfaced to achieve a contemporary look.


Sinks and Faucets - Bathroom floors, Fixtures

Faucet leaks or stained sinks are potential deal breakers. Verify that your home’s faucets are in good working order. Installing new hardware can drastically improve the look and appeal of bathrooms and kitchens. Replacing or fixing bathroom floors and lighting can lead to a recapturing of costs within the selling price - as potential buyers hope to not deal with such issues or upgrades.