Selling your home dynamics
Selling to a wholesaler is NOT GOOD for you. You'll get less for your car at a wholesaler-same for your home!!
Selling a HOME is totally different. The owner is selling the home to an end user. Since the buyer, in many cases, is using their available funds for the down payment and purchase costs, they don't have money to spend on repairs or decorating the home. They would need to live in it "as is" for a while which may not be as appealing as finding a home that is refurbished, up-to-date, and ready to move into.
Even if the buyer would be willing to get a home improvement loan after the sale, it would be a separate loan at a higher interest rate making their payment higher than financing it all in one mortgage at the lower first mortgage rates.
The seller may experience some inconvenience going through the remodeling process, but it will, most likely, result in a higher sales price in less time. Occasionally, sellers say they'll let the buyer choose their own colors but not all people have the imagination to know what something will look like after it is finished. It is better to go ahead and get the work done before putting it on the market.
The bathrooms and kitchen are the most important rooms to update. If the finish on the cabinets is bad, have them painted. New countertops and appliances will make a world of difference. Paint, countertops, and fixtures in the bath give the home a great feel. In addition to the repairs, a major cleaning and de-cluttering will make a home look and feel better than other homes on the market.
The first step is to go through the home and pack up or get rid of things you don't need or things that detract from the home like excess furniture, exercise equipment, personal artwork, etc. Now, do the same with the closets and cabinets. By getting rid of things, there will be more room and they'll look larger.
Next, walk across the street from your house and give it a buyer look. Drive-up appeal? Would you want to go inside? Trees and shrubs trimmed? Yard clean? Flowers? Door and mailbox need a new coat of paint? Do you need to power wash the sidewalks and driveway? Windows washed?
Buyers are visual people and beauty is always rewarded. Ask your agent if they have ever taken a buyer to a home that refused to go inside because they didn't like the looks from the street.
Your real estate professional can make specific recommendations and assist you in finding someone to do the work. This is what they do. TRUST THEM!