I know that you want to get the most for your home when you sell it. You have heard that if you repair those deferred maintenance items, you'll get your money back. Well before you do anything, go here , look up your area and see what the typical return is on that job. For instance, in New England, if you replace your entrance door with a fiberglass one you will only get 65% of your investment back. Replace it with a metal door and that number becomes 128%. Now more than ever it's important to do what will work best for everyone.