I recently read a piece on how to improve the outward appearance of your home in winter, it talks about using outdoor lighting to brighten up the house during long dark winter nights, preventing piles of snow while keeping walks and driveways clear, etc.This is good information, regardless of the season. If you are selling your home it is important to realize that when the prospective buyer pulls up in front of the house, their first impression may be a big factor in the sale. Thus the term “curb appeal”. A dead scrub or some peeling paint may be enough to set a negative image in the buyers mind.
Your real estate professional can give you valuable advice regarding this, but maybe the first thing to do is just stand in front of your home and determine what the good and bad points are and think about cost effective ways to improve the appeal. Remember the part about being “cost effective”, some new plants or paint may be a worthwhile investment, but spending too much money on renovations that will not increase the selling price, or that the prospective buyer may not even like, may be counterproductive. Your real estate agent can guide you through this process and has good input based on all the feedback they get from buyers and other sellers.
Remember, try to look at your home objectively, your buyer may have a much different taste and style than you do.