I love it when I get to show a home with a view to clients. It can be a view of the nearby Georgia mountains, a pristine lake, a wonderful stream flowing lazily by the home. These are really relaxing and clients love it. What I don't like is to arrive expecting a view, and be disappointed.
Yes, I agree you have a view of the lake. But only in the dead of Winter and if you crane your neck around to where you can't breathe, hop on one foot, and whistle Dixie. How can you improve your home if you have a view? Make sure the view can be seen!
For instance, my view is of the golf course in my neighborhood. I realized last month, after moving into my new home office that I would be enjoying the golf course view. So, first day I look out my dirty windows and realized that the windows need to be cleaned and I could not see the golf course! It is only 100 feet behind my home, but trees and brush in the way left me with no view.
So, I spent the better part of yesterday limbing up the trees, actually cut down 4 or 5 small trees, removed overgrown vines, and other cleanup chores. And voila! My view is now of a mountain of chopped down limbs and vines. I still can't see the golf course, but I am making progress. When my back stops hurting, I will go out and start removing all the debris I dumped directly in my line of sight!
The moral of this story is that if you can improve upon a unique view from your property, do so. This will make your home more saleable. It improves your reverse curb appeal, the view from your home out to the view, wherever that may be. So if you are thinking of selling your home soon, get outside and improve not only the view of your home from the street, but also from your home out to the world! And make sure you keep some Aspirin close by.