Tips for Selling Your Tampa Bay Area Home

Now that spring is here in the St. Pete/Clearwater area, homeowners are preparing to list their homes for sale. But before you see that “For Sale” sign in your yard, there are a few things you need to do. Take some time to boost your Tampa Bay area home’s curb appeal to attract homebuyers. Here are a few tips to make a good impression on Florida homebuyers:

Clean Up the Yard
The very first thing a Tampa Bay area homebuyer will notice is your home’s exterior. Begin your curb appeal project by cleaning up the yard. A homebuyer will notice an untidy yard and may begin their home tour with a lesser perception than they would have if you had cleaned up those branches. Remove all debris and weeds from the yard and be sure to trim the grass, flowers, shrubs, and trees.

Clean Up the Exterior
The past few months probably took a toll on your Florida homes and the driveway, garage and exterior may be dirtier than you’d like. Now that spring is here, it’s time to wash away any dirt and grime that you can see. You can power wash, either by yourself or by hiring out the service, the sidewalks, siding, driveway and deck to clean up any signs of winter and present your home’s best and cleanest image.

Again, with many homebuyer’s beginning their search for homes in St. Pete/Clearwater online, they will notice the outside of your home first. What does your landscaping look like? If you’re preparing to sell, it may be time to plant new flowers, add trees or shrubs and complete the look with well-manicured edging. Take a look at your neighbor’s homes— if you are impressed by their landscaping, but not your own, chances are homebuyers will feel the same. The time is right to fix those issues before you list your property. And don’t forget to tie it all together with outdoor lighting so homebuyers can visit your home, night or day, and be equally as impressed.

As your Tampa Bay area real estate professional, I am happy to discuss more tips for attracting the right buyers to your home. If you’re ready to sell your home this year, contact me today to be sure you’re starting off the process on the right foot.

Ken Gorman
Charles Rutenberg Realty
1545 Belcher Road, Clearwater FL 33764
772-452-1098 |

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