If your garage is the main focus point, is there a separation between the garage doors where you can put a large pot(s) with a small flowering tree or dark green foliage of some kind? Definitely add flowers to the walkway, specifically drawing your eye away from the garage doors to the entrance (guide them in with color before they ever even walk up to the door)
Bark mulch all your beds with dark mulch and bright colored flowers(red, purples, yellows), it will look fresh, lush and inviting, especially if you break up the monotony of the garage doors with large pots.
They'll forget the garage was the first thing they saw and be excited to go on the rest of the journey :)
You have probably already considered this but make sure that you have the flyer boxes outside on your for sale sign so that passerbys can take a look at the interior of the property's photos and the information you list. One thing that I find siimple but rarely done is that the flyer box rarely has anything in it. So if you live there make sure to check the box every two or three days to replenish if necessary. If you live nearby check at least once a week or if you have an agent representing you make sure that s/he makes sure there is a plentiful supply for potential buyers. Best of luck!
Well all the other suggestions are great. Depend on how the lot is shaped and located on the cul de sac, perhaps you can put some nice decorative picket (or in your case, wrought iron) fence around the front of the lot (talking about the garage side now), nice landscape with small, colorful trees, such as cherry tree to frame the garage side and trellis on top of the garage with green, flowering vines to soften it and spruce it up. Make the front echo the cascading waterfalls and the pool you have in the back.
An addrss website with gorgeous pictures and virtual tour. Those flyers with great pictures and references to the sites help also
I have a property like that and I am able to get tons of people through by that, tons of internet ads work also.
Check this out.. http://norcalmls.rapmls.com/scripts/mgrqispi.dll?APPNAME=Bar
http://www.6AnthonyCt.com - I am not sure, but it's not workign on my computer, might be hijacked... see if it works for you.
Like Ellen said- keeping attractive flyers in the box at the curb is very important. I use not only flyers, but a sign rider that has my 800 "call capture" number which gives 24/7 info. The moment a buyer calls about the property their phone number comes into my e-mail on my phone. I can then call the buyer and see if they need more info, or would like a showing!
It is the marketing "tricks" that will get buyers INTO your home, which is how it will not only get interest, but perhaps multiple offers on your property.
If I can help you with the marketing of your property, please give me a call!
The best to you in getting your home sold!
2007 President of North San Diego County Vhapter of Women's Council of Realtor's
If the inside of the home is were the beauty lies then get the pictures of the inside of the house in all of your marketing. I like to say that curb appeal is a plus lack of clutter is a must.
Remember beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Someone may love the front of that home.