If you are ready to sell your home or have just begun to think about it, then you want to make sure that it is appealing to those who view it. The better impression people walk away with, the more likely that they are to make a bid. There are many different ways that you can spruce up the appearance.
The curb appeal of your home is very important, because those who find it unattractive from the outside may never venture inside. You should have your landscaping professionally touched up to make sure that your walkways, driveway and other areas have been neatly edged and that all of your trees and bushes are trimmed well.
If you have stains on your driveway or sidewalks, rent a power pressure washer and remove them. This minimal investment of time and money will make the entire area look newer and fresher.
While you are attending to the outside of your home, make sure to remove the personal items of your family, including bicycles and other things that make the home look lived-in. You want potential buyers to be able to envision their belongings in the yard and home. Yours sitting there will obstruct this process, and can diminish the chances that the person will decide to make a bid on the house.
The exterior paint and windows of your home are additional areas that you should tend in order to make the home look better. A good power wash may be all you need if the paint is fairly new. Touch up the trim if needed.
If you do these few simple things, the outside of your home will look much more attractive to potential buyers. Once you have done the same to the inside, you will be well on your way to selling the house.