Among the many responsibilities a homeowner has when attempting to sell the home, it's making sure the home itself looks nice and like it's in good condition. In better market times most sellers would concentrate their efforts on the interior more than the exterior since buyers were concerned with snapping up lucrative real estate than anything else. This is no longer the case.
Per the National Association of Realtors, sellers can achieve the best return on investment by focusing and improving upon a home's exterior more than the interior. In fact most suggest that the home's curbside appeal is perhaps the biggest factor in getting buyers to knock at the door.
At the same time it's important not to overlook the importance of keeping an eye on the interior. After all, a relatively inexpensive kitchen or bathroom remodel can yield fruitful results if combined with an effective marketing plan and proper pricing which, as any well-informed realtor will say, are considered the foundations to achieving close to a successful home sale.
Always remember that in a climate where buyers are hard to come by, time and attention needs to be placed on capturing the attention first and foremost and that's largely done by having the aforementioned efficient marketing plan, a competitive price and ensuring the home looks like the closest thing to brand new from the outside. There are hundreds of homeowners also trying to sell which makes it twice as important to stand out from the glut of real estate languishing on the market.