My husband is convinced we should have an appraiser BEFORE preparing our home for sale. Wrong?We need to neutralize the paint, and replace old carpet with hopefully hardwood floors. I feel we should also replace a black refrigerator with a stainless. It is over 15 yrs old. We have a stainless dishwasher and JennAire dual fuel range/oven and I think a stainless frig would entice a buyer more than the old one. We replaced cabinetry in 1990 and plan to replace hardware after cleaning and polishing (oak). I think after these modifications are made, then it would be time for an appraiser. My husband thinks to have one come in now and then after the modifications, if necessary. I think he is trying to avoid huge costs in selling but these updates will help guarantee a sale without having to make large allowances.September 02 2013 - Peoria0YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.