I will be putting my home on the market in spring 2013 and moving into a small retirement villa. This is a 60 year old 3/1-1/2 ranch in a very modest suburban neighborhood that I bought 10 years ago. It has a beautiful extensive garden, and small lawn area, so this is NOT the home for a family with two active kids and pets. With only 48" closets, I converted one bedroom into a spacious built-in, walk-in closet.
So, I ask of those on this forum... what are the expectations of buyers in this corner of the market? Other than being uncluttered and very clean, how much does one do? The interior paint is in excellent condition, but the slab doors and frames bear the painted-over dings and dents of lots of heavy use. Hardwood floors are in fair condition. The roof and exterior paint are new, and I have replaced all windows. White cottage kitchen is 6 years old.
The house looks like a perfect little cottage. Is this enough?