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I don't want to echo what most have already answered, but it is true and deserves repeating. Clean the house until it sparkles. Absolutely, clean the carpets if they need it. As for what to invest in improvements or remodeling, you should consult a REALTOR so you get a valued opinion. Real estate is very local and different markets place special emphasis on different features. One note, if you are going to list in the spring, I suggest you take a good look at your landscaping and welcome prospective buyers with pleasant flowers or at the very least a nicely manicured lawn. Good Luck!
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This is a great question and one of the most common questions being asked in my current market. Chicago is a location that is heavy on basements. Working the southside of Chicago and south suburbs I have found that the biggest improvement you can do to your home is adding a bathroom either to a basement or another upper level. These are minor expenses when compared to the possible return. You could be talking the difference in selling your home on the residential grade market or on the investment grade market as a short sale. Buyers nowadays want the bells and whistles and you have to give them a little of what they want to get a lot of what you want in regard to pricing. If you can't do a major remodel like this then clean, declutter and paint!
Great question! First of all you need to define the neighborhood and see what that area warrants. I see so many people put in these big fancy kitchens and baths and that particular area may not warrant the return on that type of investment. Let's conform and adapt and please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.
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