General Cleaning - The cleaner it is the better it looks to buyers.
Painting - Fresh paint improves the appearance and will give it a new look.
Carpet Cleaning - To remove any stains and give a cleaner smell to the house.
If closet or bedroom doors don't close easily, leave them ajar when showing the house so people won't struggle with them.
clothes and papers away, leaving counter space free of odds and ends. Clutter is unappealing to potential buyers.
Interest.com is another site that can help you plan for your new home.