In this market it comes down to location, price and condition. You can't do anything about the first one but you can price the home correctly and make sure it is in the best condition possible. Buyer's today want a turn key property that is move in ready. Give them what they want and price it well and it will sell quickly.
Best of luck to you.
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I certainly would advice to spruce it up a bit!
Good luck and good selling!
I have seen some homeowners do overkill with landscaping and you then have overgrown shrubs that cover up the windows of the home... Homeowners that are willing to put the effort into making their home standout with landscaping need to also take the time to keep it up and make sure it keeps the appeal they originally wanted it to have when they put it in.
I agree with you both, it does depend on what is important to a buyer. However, first impressions on a property are very important. If from the seat of their car, buyers are already making a list of items that need to be fixed...brown grass, overgrown bushes/trees, dead flowers...they will only notice more of the bad when they get inside. Their list of items that need to be done to the property starts getting longer and the price they are willing to offer starts to decrease. There are simple and inexpensive things that can be done to "spruce up" a front yard. Any big box hardware store, like Home Depot, has reasonably priced flowers and plants. If the seller has a green thumb, then great, otherwise the homeowner can possibly hire gardener to come once a week or once every other week for the duration of the listing if they don't already have one.