How to Make a Good First Impression on Buyers of South Tampa Homes

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How to Make a Good First Impression on Buyers of South Tampa Homes


Nothing matters more than making a good first impression when it comes to selling your home. If you want potential buyers to notice your property, make sure it stands out from the rest of homes for sale in South Tampa. Here are four tips to help your home make a good first impression. 

Impress your South Tampa waterfront homebuyers with these great tips!

1. Clear the entryway

A cluttered entryway can send a negative impact to potential buyers. Before showing your South Tampa area real estate for sale, make sure that the entry way is neat and clear. Remove items that are near the front door. You may also scrub and polish the floor and set up attractive decoration to highlight your home’s entrance.


2. Check on evening appearance

Even if you are sure that your home looks best during the day, it still makes sense to check the exterior and interior areas at dusk to assess your home’s ambience in the evening. Make sure that the walkway is well illuminated and the house numbers are still visible. The appearance if your home should be enhanced by the lighting. Replace nonfunctioning light bulbs and leave track lighting turned on so that your home will not seem dark upon entering. For night showings, you may put outdoor lights on a timer to warmly welcome buyers. If you can, install a spotlight and aim it at a tree or an especially nice feature of your house.


3. Check online photos of your property

Most of the time, before a potential buyer comes to see your house, he will first look at the photos of your South Tampa home for sale online. Take a look at your real estate agent’s current listing and check the quality of the photography. Always use photos taken on a sunny day because the light will make your home much more appealing. High quality photos can mean the difference between ten viewings and none.


4. Shape up the interior

Clean the inside of your home from top to bottom. The kitchen and bathroom countertops should be kept as clean as possible. Wipe down the inside and the outside of your appliances. If you have too much furniture, you may store some of it to make your home appear more spacious. Organize closets and shelves because some buyers tend to check their insides. Let the light in by dusting and opening all your blinds and curtains. Clean the walls and touch up the paint as necessary.


Follow these tips and you will surely stop home buyers in their tracks. For more homeselling ideas and detailed information on homes for sale in South Tampa, visit



If you are looking for dedicated and hard-working Tampa FL Realtors then call me, Mary G. Diaz, today at 813 245-9677. I can provide you with fast and reliable assistance in finding or selling homes in South Tampa. With my extensive knowledge and experience in selling luxury properties in the area, I can assist you in making the best choice.

Comments (4)

Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

As the old saying goes, "First impressions last." These are great tips for home sellers to make buyers notice their homes for sale. Thanks for these tips!

Aug 31, 2015 02:31 AM
Mary Diaz
Tampa, FL
Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker


Aug 31, 2015 02:48 AM
Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL

Hi, what a great post, I'm glad I came across it during my search.

Sep 01, 2015 02:46 PM
Mary Diaz
Tampa, FL
Tampa's Real Estate Matchmaker


Sep 01, 2015 07:03 PM