Real Estate

Selling Your Home Faster and for More Money

When selling your home there is a direct correlation between how a home looks to how it performs in the marketplace.  Homes in Tampa Bay are currently selling about 15% faster and for about 11% more than they did a year ago.  How can you take advantage of that when selling your own home?

Look at your house from a potential Buyer’s point of view.  Is the house visually appealing?  Can the Buyers imagine their family living in the home?  Or is there a lot of work required to make the home move in ready?

Nothing can replace a home’s first impression

  • Trim the shrubs and bushes
  • Replace the mulch
  • Clean the front door and repaint if necessary
  • Add colorful seasonal flowers
  • Keep the yard maintained
  • Check the gutters and roof
  • Clean and declutter the front porch
  • Make sure the fence is in good repair

Is the interior clean, well maintained and clutter free?

  • Remove extra items from counters, walls and bookcases. Extra clutter minimizes the space
  • Pack up extra clothes and things taking up room in the closets. Buyers love storage space, don’t make it look like you hardly have any
  • Clean carpets, remove and store area rugs
  • Replace broken or cracked tiles
  • Repainting the walls will make the house feel fresh and updated. Be sure to select a neutral color
  • Remove personalized items
  • Make sure all light bulbs are working.  You don’t want to give the impression the house is not maintained
  • Clean the windows! Let the natural light come in and make the house look bright and cheery
  • Store the pet toys and extra pet bedding. Sad to say not everyone is an animal lover
  • Check your house for odors

Simple changes are always best.  Some larger projects will not have a good return on investment to warrant the expense before selling.

Call me for a private consultation to see how I can help you sell your home

Kelly  (813)244-9688

CENTURY 21 Shaw Real Estate Group


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