As a longtime Philly Realtor, I see the value in a good appearance of a given, say Old City Condominium, and a good first impression. One that does not include dirt!
It is one thing if your kitchen has white appliances and Formica counter tops. Buyers can look past that. Most folks can even get passed your vanilla bathroom and maybe even the lack of good natural light. But your dusty brown futon from your college days? Your clear lack of ownership in a vacuum, or a mop? More than any home improvement, if you are looking to increase the value of your condo in Philly, get yourself some Clorox, and get cleaning.
Most buyers are not interested in having your dirt and grime included with the sale. Unless of course, you are looking to kill your resale value.
Prudential Fox and Roach REALTORS®
530 Walnut St., Suite 260 Philadelphia, PA 19106