I can't emphasize how important the curb appeal is in the selling of your home. Don´t let the outside turn buyers off before the inside turns them on! Quite often Buyers drive by and right there and then decide whether they want to visit inside or not. Here are some suggestions:
Lawn: The yard should be neatly mowed, raked, and edged.
Trees/Shrubs: Should be pruned and shaped to compliment the property. Consider adding seasonal flowers.
Sidewalks/Driveways: Should be swept and washed to remove debris, dirt, and stains.
Painting: Check the home for any needed maintenance just as a Buyer would. Repaint or touch up as necessary. You can´t find a better investment when you are selling your house than paint!
Doors/Windows: All doors and windows should be in good working order. Clean and paint doors if necessary, wash all windows and replace any broken or cracked window panes. Screens should be free of any tears or holes. Inspect all locks to ensure that they are functioning properly.
Roofs/Gutters/Downspouts: Check for loose or missing shingles or tiles. Does the roof need to be pressure washed? Clean out gutters and downspouts. Touch up peeling areas on gutters.
Items not included in the sale: Please remove, replace or point out to me any items such as statuary, fountains, ornate items, etc. that will not be included in the sale of the property.