I recently talked to a home seller who had been talked into replacing all of her kitchen appliances before putting her home on the market. None of the appliances she replaced were new but none of them needed to be replaced and all were working. It was a needless expense. Older appliances rarely keep buyers from buying a home.
If buyers were looking at the home but not making offers because of the appliances new appliances could be part of the negotiating process . In general I don’t like to see home sellers spending any more money than they have to when getting a home ready to sell. Some of the expenses are just plain silly and expensive too.
Cleaning, making repairs and painting are the three things that I recommend sellers spend money on because I know they will get at least a 100% return on their investment.
Also see “Shades if Beige”