Maximizing Tampa FSBO Value Starts with Curb Appeal

Maximizing Tampa FSBO Value Starts with Curb Appeal

Your home is often the biggest investment you’ll ever make. When it comes to selling your Tampa home For Sale By Owner knowing how to maintain and enhance its value can make the difference between a financially successful sale or not.

When selling a home FSBO, the property’s location, model, style, quality of construction, landscaping, fixtures, additions, carpeting, paint, and wall coverings all are of equal importance. But there are many tricks of the Tampa FSBO trade that you can use when it comes to enhancing the cosmetic appearance of your home. Below are some simple action items that can help you learn which improvements can increase value and help you close the deal.

With your Tampa FSBO home you may not have the resources to put a fresh coat of paint on the house or remodel the kitchen. But before you put your home on the market, look at it through a potential buyer’s eyes.

Here are some very simple ways to improve your home’s appearance. People buy what they like – make them like what they see. Make your home as appealing and uncluttered as a home that you would like to buy.

Top Tips For Instant FSBO Curb Appeal

  • Mow the lawn, trim trees and clip shrubs away from the house. You can’t sell a house if you can’t see it. Rake leaves, remove dead plants, flowers and shrubs.
  • Put away tools, garbage cans, hoses, toys and building materials.
  • Check for broken roof shingles, straight lines on gutters, and clean shutters and sidings.
  • Create a porch garden. Buy potted plants and strategically create an instant burst of color on your front porch or walkway. Any garden store will have what you need.
  • Mailbox makeover. Buy a new mailbox if yours has seen better days. Mailboxes are relatively inexpensive and can set a positive tone right at the curb.
  • Clean all windows – yes, all of them, both inside and out.
  • Seal or resurface the driveway.
  • Clear patios and decks of excess planters, flower pots, charcoal, barbecues, etc.
  • In the front yard, dress up around shrubs and lamp posts with large quartz stones, railroad ties or pine bark mulch, etc.
  • Dress up your property’s hardware, which means cleaning or replacing fading house numbers, locks, outdoor light fixtures, and more.

Contact Information

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Nathan Bangs & Associates
Keller Williams Realty
3502 Henderson Blvd.
Tampa FL 33609
For Buyers: 813-739-5925
For Sellers: 813-739-5965
Fax: 813.936.6205