Make your house ready to sell

People love touring model homes to see how the rooms are decorated to get ideas for their current homes.

Why not take some of those “staging” ideas and use them when you decide to put your home on the market?

You would be surprised just by looking around your home how many items you probably already own that put in the right location can make the room show ready to sell.

You want to make your home inviting and help potential buyers feel welcome. The more they enjoy the tour of your home, the more they might consider purchasing it.

Where to begin in getting your home ready to show? Go Room by Room.

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•  Do you have a room that seems to be where everything ends up? That might be the place to start. Get that room back to what it is intended for. (Guest room, or Den).

• Step back and look around each room if you feels it looks cluttered, remove items. Spacious rooms seem to receive a better response from potential buyers than small rooms.

• Neutral colors on the wall is something else to take into consideration. Buyers often don’t have a paint allowance within their home purchase budget. Not everyone enjoys bright or dark colors on the wall. You can still have some color throughout the home with the use of throw pillows, tablecloth or towels.


• A few other suggestions in getting the home model ready, have the blinds open and lights on to show the brightness of the home. It helps to have the mindset that your pickiest relative is coming to visit and will look at the ceiling fans, baseboards and door frames. You would be surprised living in the desert where dust seems to land and settle.

Troy Reeves & The Reeves team are here to help you get your home sold in the quickest manner possible. When we meet with sellers we often give them suggestions on both interior & exteriors that could be “spruced up” to help get the home sold.

A successful real estate sales transaction involves both the agent & the seller working as a team to get the home sold. The Reeves Team is here to guild you through every step of the transaction.

What are some of the reasons folks are moving?


The U.S. Census Bureau reported the other day that among the 36 million people who moved between 2012 and 2013, 5 percent said the most important reason for moving was to be closer to work or for an easier commute.
Another 8 percent cited the desire for cheaper housing.

The most common reasons for moving in 2013 were wanting a new or better home/apartment, other housing reasons and family reason.

For people who moved from one county to another, moving because of a job-related reason rose with the distance of the move: 23 percent of moves less than 50 miles and 48 percent of those 500 miles or more.

Other highlights mentioned in the article were:
• Men were more likely than women to move for job-related reasons.
• Better-educated people were more likely to move for job-related reasons than those with lower levels of education.
• Married respondents were the least likely to move for family-related reasons.
• Moves within the same area were typically for housing-related reasons, while long distance moves and moves from abroad were more for job-related reasons.
• Several individual reasons, such as change of climate, health reasons and natural disaster, were each cited as the main reason for moving by fewer than 1 percent of householders.

The data are analyzed by a range of demographic characteristics, including age, sex, race, origin, educational attainment, marital status, labor force status, type of move and distance moved. These national-level data were collected by the 2013 Current Population Survey’s Annual Social and Economic Supplement.

Have you been thinking about moving? Troy Reeves & The Reeves Team would love to assist you with that move. Our website allows you to search homes that are listed. We also have resources that will also you to look at properties all over the world. Buying a home can be a stressful experience. You want to make sure you have the right person by your side to help guide you through every step of the transaction.

Drones in the the real estate market?

Looking for that special marketing tool to make your listing stand out from others?

Starting thinking about photos taken from a drone powered camera. As unmanned aircraft become more widely available, some real-estate agents have started to use drones to sell listings.

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Real-estate agents often will go the extra mile to achieve top marketing ideas for their business.

As drones are becoming more costly available, agents have started to use them in their
marketing. Using the drones allows the agent to obtain aerial photos and video of not only the property but surrounding areas. Giving their client another visual prospective in their decision making.


As technology progresses and buyers are often looking for properties all over the world agents need to be one step ahead and offer them the ability to see not only the front & interior of the property, but the surrounding area as well.


Currently the FAA does not allow unmanned aircraft to be used for commercial purposes. The National Association of Realtors has advised members not to use unmanned aircraft to market properties until the FAA issues rules. There is hope that those rules be out by the end of this year.

Troy Reeves & The Reeves Team would love to hear your thoughts as a real estate agent if you would consider using drones in your business.

As a potential real estate client, would you enjoy having the opportunity to view video or photos of a property and area that you are interested in?

Please share your thoughts with Troy Reeves & The Reeves Team.

TopGolf to build second Valley facility in Gilbert

More exciting news!

Troy Reeves & The Reeves Team has just learned that TopGolf International Inc. out of Dallas Texas will open an indoor/outdoor entertainment center in Gilbert, AZ.

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The site is due to open early next year! TopGolf is in the process of building a 65,000-square-foot center at The San Tan Village Parkway in Gilbert.

The facility will offer competitive golf games for a variety of skill levels incorporating technology. The facility will also offer extensive food and beverage menus.

The tri-level facility will include private event space and 102 climate-controlled hitting bays that can host up to six players at one time.

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The valley of the sun has a reputation as a golf haven coupled with its climate and economy make the region ideal for TopGolf centers.

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