Whether or not you're getting ready to put your home on the market for sale, maintaining your home's curb appeal is important. To make your home's exterior shine, think about following the same decluttering and staging principles you would use to spruce up the interior.
Get an outsiders view. Take a walk across the street to get an overall first impression of your property. Is the lawn unkempt? Sre the ehdges unruly? If you're short on time consider hiring a garden service to do an overall clean up and be sure to keep up with regular maintenance. Assess the windows – are they cracked or dingy? Repair any crack or dings on the panes and sills and make them shine with a thorugh cleaning.
Color Coordinate. Consider planting or adding to a garden with bright florals and , at a maximum of one or two decorative pieces (iron statues, gazing balls etc.) depending on the garden size. If it's in the budget, rejuvenate the home with a new paint color. If you can't revamp the entire exterior, consider painting the front door to make it stand out, and replace existing hardware such as doorknobs, locks out side lights, especially at the shore where the salt eats and corrodes.
Consider all angles. Prospective buyers are going to check out your house from ALL sides, including the backyard. Make sure any outdoor elements – the patio, pool, pond, deck and shrubbery look just as inviting as the front porch. If you have a patio or lounging area, be sure the furniture is clean with clean cushions and matches the rest of the decor.