When you think of increasing the value of your Decatur house and the chance of it selling quickly, you may be thinking of large changes. It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that the only way to make your house more desirable to Decatur buyers is with major renovations. But that’s not true. There are several small and affordable ways to appeal to buyers in your market that will help sell your Decatur house.
Buyers are looking for a Decatur house that has enough space for them and all of their belongings. This means that you want to show off how much space your house has, even if it doesn’t have that much.
In order to do this, you are going to want to do a major declutter on your house. This isn’t the time to stuff everything in the closets like you do when company is coming over. When buyers walk through your Decatur house, they are going to be looking inside of every drawer, cabinet, and closet that you have.
Take time to go through each space in your house. Throw out anything that is garbage or too old or worn to be sold or donated. Then, donate or sell the things that you no longer need.
Now that you are starting to get lower on belongings, look around your house and see what you can box up and store away, off property, until you are able to sell your Decatur house.
This includes all the belongings that don’t add to the appeal of your house along with personal items like family photographs and your collection of teapots.
Keep in mind that it is better to have less furniture, dishes, and clothes than too many. You want your closets and cabinets to look like you still have plenty of room to add in more.
Rooms that are freshly cleaned always look nicer than rooms that are dirty or just half cleaned. When you are getting ready to sell your Decatur house you want to go over the top with cleaning. Make sure that you hit the places that are often forgotten like baseboards, air vents, and the backsplash in your kitchen. You won’t believe how dirty your light switches are.
Cleaning the windows lets in the full amount of light possible, which buyers love. Cleaning off your kitchen counter and putting away small appliances like blenders and toasters help you look like you have more room to work in your kitchen. And, don’t forget to deep clean the floors – including the carpets.
Once your house is thoroughly cleaned make sure you keep it clean while it’s on the market and give it quick touch ups before any showings.
The little things can go a long way in helping you sell your Decatur house. This includes touches like a fresh bouquet of flowers, a throw blanket draped over the couch, or a tray of fresh lemonade and glasses on the patio table.
Making your house appeal to Decatur buyers doesn’t have to involve a lot of time or money. You don’t need to do major renovations. You just need to do the best with what you have.