Top Interior Tips for Fast Tampa FSBO Closings

Top Interior Tips for Fast Tampa FSBO Closings

Thinking about selling your Tampa home For Sale by Owner? Then the following tips on how to make the interior of your home picture perfect can help get attention, generate buyer interest and facilitate the fast sales of your property.

The Tampa For Sale by Owner (Tampa FSBO) market is very competitive and, although the first impression of your home is generated by curb appeal (click here for our professional curb appeal tips), once a prospective buyer walks through your door its game on with how they feel about their possible living experience.

To help sell your Tampa home and get it in peak shape to show we are offering the following room-by-room tips on how to dress up the interior of your Tampa FSBO and get a contract going fast.

The Foyer – Welcome to My House

  • Your first interior impression must be clean and cheery.
  • Clean any clutter.
  • Turn on all lights regardless of day or night.
  • Spotlessly clean woodwork, carpeting, floors, front door, windows, etc.

The Living/Family Room – Create a Sanctuary

  • Create an easy going, relaxed atmosphere as this is where most families spend their time together.
  • Move extra or old furniture to storage.
  • Visit a model home to get decorating ideas.
  • Clear away all magazines, books and unnecessary objects from furniture throughout the rooms.
  • Take down pictures that hide walls.
  • Patch nail holes and paint.
  • Add lamps and lighting if dark.
  • Open curtains.
  • Set out fresh flowers.
  • Clean the fireplace.
  • Replace carpet if it’s worn out or a loud color.

Kitchen – The Most Important Room in the House

  • Clean all appliances inside and out.
  • Clear all magazines, small appliances and cookware from counter tops.
  • Professionally clean oven, stove and countertops.
  • Replace broken appliances and repair squeaks, drips or binds in cabinet drawers.
  • Discard old food and leftovers from the refrigerator.
  • Clear refrigerator door of messages, pictures and magnets.
  • Wax and polish floors.

Bathrooms – Clean. Cleaner. Cleanest.

  • Remove any unnecessary items from counter tops, tubs and commode. 
  • Make each bathroom look like a “guest” bathroom.
  • Sink, commode, bathtub, tile and shower curtain should look immaculate - no soap film or hair.
  • Fix leaky faucets, rust stains and faulty plumbing.
  • Caulk and grout tile. Bleach discolored grout.
  • Coordinate towels to one or two colors only.
  • Place softer bulbs in bathroom fixtures and scented flower arrangements on vanity tops.

Bedrooms – Comfortably Clean

  • To a buyer, the bedrooms are the second most important rooms in any home (after the kitchen).
  • Define areas - sleeping, dressing and sitting - by furniture arrangements.
  • Have bedrooms look as simply furnished as possible.
  • Be sure all clothes are hanging up, not lying out in the room.
  • Make closets more appealing by storing off-season clothing elsewhere.
  • Patch and paint walls if necessary.
  • Open curtains.

For additional tips on how to make your Tampa For Sale by Owner home as appealing as possible, please click on any link below.

Tampa FSBO Assistance is a Click Away!

The first step to sell your Tampa home For Sale By Owner is to complete our simple FSBO information form and click submit. The power of our successful Tampa For Sale By Owner First Aid Kit, along with the expertise of our Tampa Realtor professionals, will give you the competitive advantage and get your house or condo sold fast – by owner!

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Contact Information

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Nathan Bangs
Keller Williams Realty
3502 Henderson Blvd.
Tampa FL 33609
For Buyers: 813-739-5925
For Sellers: 813-739-5965
Fax: 813.875.3701