The first thing visitors see is the front door and front year. The interior of your home is very important, but the exterior still needs to make a good impression. Take a little time to design a welcoming entrance with green grass, plants and flowers. If you have flower beds, make sure they are free of weeds and are trimmed.
It is amazing what a coat of paint can do to both the interior and exterior of a home. It not only refreshes the look of a home, but it also an opportunity to repair the wall or at least paint over scuffs. It is also a great time to change the color of walls that are too dark, too colorful, or just boring.
All appliances have a life span. Some will last longer than others, but they should all be replaced at certain intervals. When it is time to replace a refrigerator, washer, or water heater, try to choose energy efficient appliances that will help to reduce energy bills and will be attractive to future potential buyers.
If you are planning on putting your home on the market, it is important to clean it regularly, especially when potential buyers are coming to see it. Try to remove clutter and make sure that counters are free of crumbs and bathrooms sparkle. A clean house will have a higher value on the market.