You only have one chance to make a first impression; what your potential buyers see when they drive by can affect their perception of the property during a tour, and during the sale itself. Good curb appeal can increase the perceived value of your home.
Make it shine! Whether it’s a fresh cleaning, or a new coat of paint, your home should look bright and cheery from the street. Avoid dark or edgy colors, or any color that is too bright or intense. Even a fresh coat of paint to the front door can increase the appeal of a house.
Trim it back. Prune back any vines or shrubbery that might obscure your home. Rake any fallen leaves, and keep any planters or flower beds free of unsightly weeds. If vines or bushes have grown up against the house, you will need to clean the area where they touch, and ideally repaint it.
Keep it clean. You may need to have lawn care equipment, toys, chairs, or other items in front of the house from time to time, but make sure everything is put away immediately after use. If necessary, move items to a storage unit or shed. Equipment and furniture that cannot be moved (benches, porch swings, etc) should be kept in good repair and freshly painted, if possible.
Have a good one and let me know if you need anything.