You've staged the interior of your home so it looks like the cover of a top shelter magazine. And yet, no potential buyers have taken advantage of your efforts and made offers. Have you objectively looked at your exterior lately? This is the first thing people see and if it’s not inviting, buyers are not going to bother crossing the threshold. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to make your outside look as good as the inside.
Rent a power washer from your local hunter and use it to clean your roof, siding, doors, windows and driveway. Short of repainting all exterior walls, this is the quickest way to make your home look like it was newly built.
Take care of the greenery. This includes mowing the lawn, pulling all weeds, pruning the foliage and trees, and disposing of all the fallen leaves, branches, and other trash that’s piled up in your front, back, and side yards. If the task seems overwhelming, hire a gardening service to do the preliminary work. Then follow up with your own regular maintenance.
Decorate the outside spaces. Plant annuals and other colorful flowers around the areas that buyers are likely to walk by. Hide gardening equipment, tools, pet bowls, and children’s toys, preferably at a neighbor’s home. Put a planter or two, and a few pieces of outdoor furniture, on your front and back porches. Don’t overdo the additions. You want your exterior to look lived in and not crowded.