Our colleague, Becky Bedard, from Charlotte North Carolina send us a good reminder in a few short words. We should take it to heart.
Have you driven through your neighborhood lately an seen that neighbors house and said oh my god why don't they do something!! Well prior to listing your home take a good look at the outside of your home from your neighbors view. You might be surprised what you see. Can you see the windows through the over grown bushes? Have the flower beds taken over the sidewalk? When you look at the grass is it yellow or full of bare spots? How about the front door? Is it purple or a funny color green? There are so many homes on the market right now, shouldn't yours shine? Lets get out those hedge clippers, paint cans and grass seed. Let's make buyers pull up to the front of your home and say WOW! It won't take but a short time or if need be call me and I'll find a local handy man/lawn keeper and what a difference. Your market value will increase and days on the market will shorten, if you don't have "The Lazy Neighbors House".