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5 Ways to Make Your Home More Appealing to Potential Buyers

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There are dozens if not hundreds of homes for sale in Tampa. If you are trying to make your Tampa area home stand out among the competition, consider utilizing some of these strategies to appeal to potential buyers. The more attractive you can make your home, the more likely you are to end up with a quick sale at a good price.

Strategy #1: Choose neutral paint colors.

While many of the homes for sale in Tampa have brightly colored walls, doors, and molding, not every homeowner has the same preferences when it comes to the color pallet. In order to appeal to the widest possible range of potential buyers, repaint your home using neutral shades. Nobody has ever hated beige, but a potential buyer just might hate your bright blue living room or your sunny yellow kitchen.

Strategy #2: Limit pet odors.

This can be a big one if your family includes dogs or cats. Many pet owners become nose blind to the smells caused by pets. However, potential buyers will walk in and immediately smell your furry friends. Make sure that your carpets and furniture are all deep cleaned as part of the staging process. If possible, use a new set of throw pillows that are only placed on your couch when you have a showing coming up. This will keep them smelling fresh for all of your potential buyers. Spray febreeze if necessary or light candles to create a pleasant scent for your home.

Strategy #3: Deep clean everything.

On a related note, you should not limit your cleaning to the areas of your home that are pet friendly. Make sure your carpets do not have mysterious stains, your walls do not have random scuff marks, and your bathroom does not have lines of mold or mildew starting to form. A clean house is more appealing to buyers, so make sure you dust, scrub, and vacuum every surface of your home.

Strategy #4: Take care of minor repairs.

While it is not always a good idea to undertake major home improvement projects prior to selling your home, taking care of minor repairs can go a long way towards making your home more appealing to potential buyers. Fix the leaky faucet, loose door handle, or cracked tile before you list your home for sale. This will ensure that your home stands out to buyers and does not get lost among the other homes for sale in Tampa.

Strategy #5: Keep your home in tip top shape.

While these strategies are useful, you can not clean your home once and be done with it. Due to the unpredictable nature of the real estate market, you never know when a buyer will want to come see your home. Keep the porch swept, the home vacuumed, and some candles handy so that your home can be ready for a showing at a moment’s notice.

To learn more about preparing to sell your Tampa area home, feel free to browse this website or contact Poppleton Properties at (813) 833-2520 or brittany(at)townchase(dotted)com.