While there are plenty of things that you can do to the interior of the house to create an emotional connection with potential buyers, working on the outside will have the biggest impact. Look at it this way, no matter how much effort you expel to make the interior of the house stunning, if they don’t like the outside then they will never get out of their vehicles to see the inside.
Start with the exterior of the home. If the paint is in need of some new life, either touch up the rough areas of have a professional give the entire house a new coat. This may seem costly in the moment, but it could help you get full asking price compared to the house dying on the market and you dropping the price each month.
Rent a power washing machine and start restoring everything you can clean. Work on the gutters and the siding of the house to give it new life. Clean the sidewalks of oil, gum, and bird dropping, and do the same for your driveway. Keep moving around the property and give the fence some new life, as well as that patio deck and furniture. In only a few hours you could transform the entire exterior of the property.
Call in a local landscaping expert to come by and take care of grooming the rest of the property. They can make short work of trimming bushes, planting flowers, mulching around trees, and edging around the grass. They can fertilize the lawn so it is a beautiful green color all year long. The extra money you spend here to have the property manicured will be well spent as potential buyers driving by will instantly fall in love with the property.
If you have tall trees around the property that could pose a potential risk to the house, vehicles in driveway, or people walking along the sidewalk, call a tree cutting service and ask them to trim back the trees to a safer length. That will really improve the look of the property too.
Now that you know what it takes to prepare your home to sell and increase the curb appeal of the property, get working on it as quickly as possible because each care passing by the house is a potential sale.