1. Get estimates from a reliable repairperson on items that need to be replaced soon, a roof or worn carpeting, for example. This way, buyers will have a better sense of how much these needed repairs will affect their costs.
2. Get a pre-sale home inspection so you'll be able to make repairs before buyers become concerned.
3. Gather together warranties and guarantees on the furnace, appliances, and other items that will remain with the house.
4. Fill out a disclosure form. Take the time to be sure that you don't forget problems, however minor, that might create liability for you after the sale.