If you are considering placing your house on the market, it is crucial that you do some work before you place it on the market.
Here are some items to consider are:
Does the roof need replacing?
How about the windows?
Upgrade the garage door?
Paint the exterior?
And then there is the landscaping. Trim bushes, plant flowers. repair cement.
I would suggest you take a drive around your South Bay neighborhood and take note of which houses automatically attract you. Then you take some photos and there you go, you have instant help on improving your curb appeal.