If you know you're ready to sell your home, start working with plenty of time before listing to take on the projects you need to complete.
❑ Have a home inspection done to give you a punch list of projects to undertake.
❑ Clear space by decluttering. This may mean storing furniture and decor items off site.
❑ Evaluate the comparable homes for sale in your area being mindful to not take on projects or tasks that make your home fall outside of the norm for the neighborhood.
❑ Carefully consider how you spend your budget. The 2013 Remodeling Magazine Cost vs Value Report compares average costs of projects in specific markets with the value those projects retain on resale.