As we begin the traditionally “busy” home selling season many home sellers are doing their best to make a great first impression but often times sellers get so wrapped up in fresh interior paint or de-cluttering their home they forget about the first thing home buyers see – your front door! There is your real first impression!
The front door is an important place to focus your attention on for many reasons. It allows you to
show off your taste and style before guests enter your home. Plus, you deserve to come home to a welcoming front door! Good news, helping your front door put its best foot forward is simple.
Here are three easy steps:
The Door – first choose a door that reflects your style and personality – painting or staining it a contrasting color makes it a focal point. Consider Red, black or stained finishes.
If your door is in good shape and you are preparing to put your home on the market a fresh coat of paint or stain will give it that “new” look without the cost of a new door.
The Accessories – just like any room in your home, the accessories are the finishing touch; you have several options: the door hardware, the house numbers, door knocker, doorbell, mailbox, doormats,
lighting and plants. Since, typically, the area is small or compacted be sure to keep that in mind as you select your accessories.
A Commitment – keep the area neat and clean. A simple sweeping or wiping down usually
does the trick. But do it often – and pay attention to be sure you have removed webs, dust, finger prints or leaves. Flower pots are a nice touch, keep the flowers looking fresh too.
Last piece of advice, be sure that the entry way is clear of clutter, if they open the door can they get in too? Many of us typically enter our homes through the garage so it can be easy to forget the front door and the front entry way.
We are here to help you prepare your home for the market, contact us!
Helping you sell your home is our goal,
Getting you through the process is our expertise!
Reechia & Keith
Powell Realty Group