OVERALL APPEARANCE: Remove any junk or clutter from the yard. This includes tree limbs and leaves, but especially goes for junk cars or parts, lawn tractors, etc.
OVERALL APPEARANCE: If the exterior of the house is dirty, powerwash it. If it is in need of paint, get competitve bids if you can't do it yourself.
GRASS: If possible, reseed any bare areas of the law.
LANDSCAPING: Trim all shrubbery and plantings. Trim trees if necessary, especially dead bran ches.
DRIVEWAY: If the driveway is asphalt, consider resealing it.
DECKS AND PORCHES: Powerwash and seal, stain or paint.
GUTTERS AND DOWNSPOUTS: Check gutters and downspouts to make sure they are clear and functioning properly.
LIGHTS: Make sure that all exterior lights are operational.
LANDSCAPING: If the season is right, plant colorful flowers where appropriate. Add mulch to planting beds and around trees. An inexpensive but very effective way of freshening the look of the yard.