Unfortunately when a lot of folks are thinking about placing their home on the market; they are unable to find the funding needed to bring it up to quality standards. You need to stay within guidelines of what you can afford and don't lose hope. Look around and you will see some schemes that you can do for a reasonable price. You may want to consult your realtor regarding this issue. Ask the realtor about what prospective home buyers look for, generally speaking. Potential home buyers usually pay particular attention to the kitchen. Another interesting point is buyers will spend very little time looking at bathrooms. This will normally be the case; save some type of horrible site within the room. Your walls cannot have any defects in them, such as gaping holes from big nails, etc. Hopefully your walls will be freshly painted if they need it. However another little mental trick that causes impact is to remove any personal photos. The explanation for this is that it moves your family out of the home and allows for another person to envision themselves living in your house. For that reason, you should put away any personal photos of your family. Actually, it is best to have the walls clear of any unusual art or posters, etc. This is all about giving the buyer a chance to dream up the space, in their own mind's eye.
It is important to include any rooms attached to the all important kitchen; a powder room for example. If the fixtures or toilet are old and not looking so great, then replace them. These upgrades are not as expensive as you may think. You will likely be able to switch toilets yourself without too much trouble. Changing the water fixtures along with the toilet, if needed, can dramatically change the appearance. To one step further, you could always place yellow dressings over the windows.
No matter what your budget, there are always many beneficial things you can do to make your home more appealing to buyers. When you make your home look its best, you will eventually find the right person to buy it. Whatever your budget may be, do as much as you can to enhance your home's appearance.