We've decided to sell and move back to my home state.
So far we've:
-made the place curb ready (the lawn looks nice, trees are trimmed,
yard neat and tidy)
-painted the outside and put up new gutters
-cleaned out the attic and basement
We're about to:
-paint all rooms
-remove old nasty wallpaper from bathrooms and paint them (my thoughts
on paper are that what my wife likes the new buyers might not like - a
nice, neutral paint gives them a clean canvas to work with)
-clean up floors (all hardwood, they might need a sanding and
-fix a couple of places where the ceiling is funky because of water
leaks (which have been fixed)
-check electrical system and install GFI breakers in upstairs bathroom
-install whole house surge suppressor
The kitchen. The cabinents are old and not exactly overly appealing.
The kitchen could use a remodel, I don't want to spend 10k plus on
something a buyer might not like. The alternative is to get some
midline cabinets at home depot or lowe's and install them.
The electrical system. Nothing is grounded in the sense of their being
3 prong outlets. I thought about making everything 3 prong (along with
proper grounding) for the TV, etc. Code says that I can ground
individual ciruits and leave others non grounded. I have a grounded
circuit in my computer room that I installed, it's a dedicated line
with 3 rcpts. The city electrical codes guy said grounding everything
was an option and that it wasn't mandatory.
The market here is fairly hot still, homes aren't sitting on the
market for too long.