You?ve made the decision to put your house on the market … but is it ready to sell? A recent article from and HGTV?s Nicole Curtis offered some tips for getting the best price for your listing. Here?s a recap:

? There?s only one first impression, so make it count! Whether they?re looking at your home in person or on the web, a few updates will go a long way. Update the decorative accents and hardware, and add some fresh flowers, too. And don?t forget to spruce up the home?s exterior as well.

? Remove personalized items. You want visitors looking at the house, not all the extras. Make an effort to remove family photos, collectibles, personal keepsakes, etc.

? The kitchen is king. Kitchens often make or break a sale, so freshen your kitchen with a coat of paint and new hardware. If you can afford it, add at least one stainless steel appliance for a high-end look.

? Clear out the closets. Packed closets can be a negative, so remove half of your belongings from closets to give the appearance of ample storage space. Swapping out cheap hangers for wooden ones also adds a nice touch.