Homes that smell nice and have good curb appeal entice picky buyers to keep looking at your property and not just close the door before seeing the entire home.
Often a repugnant smell, whether a strong dog or cat smell, cigarette smell, or a "moisture" smell will quickllllly turn off buyers and send them running away.
Here are few other ideas to spruce your house up and encourage a thorough look and possibly an offer -
An new mail box, house numbers, door bell and possibly a door knocker -- some of the first things a vistor sees.
Green up your grass with a nitrogen-rich fertilizer, Home Depot or Lowes Garden Department for an economical fix.
Mulch and edge your flowerbeds, again Home Depot or Lowes. You won't have to spend a fortune for a drastic improvement.
Update that bathroom faucet. Cracked and rusted sink in bathroom? A relatively inexpensive fix.
Paint in a neutral color -- fresh pain does wonders -- $60 or so per room if you do it yourself.
Kitchen outdated? You could make quite a difference in it's appearance just by replacing the handles in the kitchen.
Change your a/c filters and wipe the a/c returns clean, as well as the ceiling around them.
And above all, please, please price your house competitively. It's no fun chasing the real estate market down.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, Tampa Realtor, about selling a home in the Tampa area.
Please let me know how I can help, Stephanie 813-624-3332