Real estate agents sometimes receive calls from homeowners asking for advice on what they should do to prepare their house to go on the market. They may have settled for living a "less than optimal" circumstance for years, and are now going to spend money to make it nice for someone else to enjoy.
If you are considering painting, updating the kitchen, landscaping, or making any other improvements that will increase your home's resale value, think about making those improvements while you are still there to enjoy them. Create your own dream kitchen, master suite, or spa, build an outdoor living room, or restore your wood floors now. Improving your property values in your neighborhood, can expedite the sale of your home when you are ready for a move.