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Queen Creek real estate agents, like our team at Down Home Real Estate, can help you prepare your home for listing. And to be as successful as possible, there are several things you should do to get your home ready.

You may remember when you bought your own home. Think back to when you first walked through the space. What stood out? Was it the owner’s decor or was it the actual home? These are the questions that should drive your preparation for selling. What do you want home buyers to see first when they walk in your house? It shouldn’t be your furniture. And it shouldn’t be personal belongings like pictures, toys and clothes.

The first and most important step to get your home ready for selling is to de-clutter. Walk through your home from the front door to the back door and take note of everything in your path that just isn’t needed. Remove as much extra furniture and things as possible to really showcase the home and its square footage. Depending upon on how much stuff you need to remove, you may need to rent a storage unit until the house sells. It will pay off when our team of Queen Creek real estate agents help you sell quickly.

After you de-clutter your home, do the same walk through but with the eye of a stranger. Remove items that make the house personal to you. This includes picture frames, photos on the wall, bulletin boards in the kitchen or office, etc. Make the home as neutral as possible, including painting any brightly colored walls in a color like white, tan, or light gray. Why? Because home buyers want to be able to visualize their own furniture and belongings in the home. They wan to picture themselves in the home. If you have too many of your belongings in there, it may prevent them from seeing it as their space. A good rule of thumb is to try to make your home look as much like a model home as possible. Make it attractive, but keep it simple.

If you’re thinking of selling your home, give our Queen Creek real estate agents a call. Big Mike and the team at Down Home Real Estate will use the right mix of insight and experience to get you the best price for you home. Call us today.