You want your house to sell as quickly and for the highest price possible when you put it on the market. And depending on how well your house is maintained, that might entail making some upgrades before you list.
However, remodeling your home doesn't have to be expensive! Several home improvement projects that can help you have a big impact on a small budget were listed in a recent Bigger Projects article, including:
Paint the walls. You cannot find a more impactful use of your money than painting. Your home's appearance and atmosphere can be completely changed by fresh paint, making it more inviting for potential buyers. Bonus - painting the front door gives a fresh look to the first impression.
Upgrade your kitchen hardware. A kitchen can look more contemporary, sartorial, or classic (depending on the hardware you select) by replacing cabinet knobs and drawer pulls.
Fix your bathroom caulk. Over time, bathroom caulk may turn discolored and moldy. Your bathroom will look cleaner after the stained caulk has been removed, cleaned with bleach and water, and new caulk has been applied.
Clean bathroom vent fans. Nothing makes a buyer shudder more than seeing 10 years of built up dust clogging the bathroom vent fans. It may not make someone want to buy your home but neglecting this can surely turn them off to a potential sale.
In conclusion. Making observable improvements to your home doesn't have to break the bank, and they can add significantly to its value when you decide to sell.