1. Fix any minor maintenance issues before you put it on the market. Who wants to buy a house and have things wrong with it straight away. Dripping taps or a damaged light switch are easily fixed by a qualified tradie.
2. Replace items like ceiling fans with new ones, they are economical to buy and install. Old ceiling fans that are faulty or noisy will put off buyers.
3. Replace damaged fry screens on doors and windows.
4.General gap filling, patching and painting over cracked walls, skirting gaps, gutters etc. A house that looks nice will get more offers than one that needs work every time.
5. The garden are needs to be neat and tidy, keep it looking low maintenance. Trim the trees away from the gutters and clean the gutters while your there so water is not retained. Dripping gutters lead to wood rot or rusted metal fascias and it's a easy DIY item to make look good, as a tube of silicone does not cost much at all.
6. Having a pre sale inspection can find the faults for you, that may well be the difference between having multiple offers or none and at $320 for a single storey up to 5 bedroom home it is an excellent option.