If you are taking a new listing and the house looks "tired" to you, it's gonna look a whole lot more "tired" to a potential Buyer. If your Seller expects to get top dollar for their home, let them know Buyers today expect a home to be more than just presentable; they expect it to be "the prettiest girl at the dance". Convince the Seller to paint. And new carpet if needed. What a diffence it will make when the house is ready to show.
Selling Homes- "You Gotta Love It".