*Get rid of popcorn ceilings. Buyers hate them. They make a house look dated and cheap.
**Replace stained and worn carpet. Buyers prefer hardwood, but if you have carpet, new fresh carpet really makes a room zing.
***Paint! New paint makes a house instantly more attractive and valuable. Blood red dining rooms....orchid pink little girl's rooms...They are taste specific and don't appeal to most buyers. Neutral shades: soft greige....pale celery...subtle yellows. Your house will sell faster and for more money.