June 5, 2015 8:40 pm
If your home has a unique front door that draws attention because it’s painted an untraditional color, prospective buyers will have an easy way to differentiate your home from all the others they’ve seen.
Even if your front door doesn’t pop due to its color, you’ll want to do whatever you can to ensure it’s as attractive as it can be when prospective buyers drop by.
This means making sure it’s clean, that no cracks are apparent and that the paint hasn’t worn too thin. You want the front door to be the first welcome sign of your home, so having it look its best is important.
If you do decide to give the front door a facelift, it’s important to put some thought into your color choice beforehand. While many real estate professionals advise that you stick to the color scheme of the neighborhood, choosing a bold color can go a long way toward attracting younger buyers.
Odds are you’re not going to have to replace the entire door, but it’s a good idea to make sure your front door is not only sturdy, but in good working condition as well. For instance, if your key constantly gets stuck, now’s a good time to invest in a new lock. You’ll also want to make sure the lock goes in place easily. If you’re simply looking to add some pizzazz, a new doorknob is an inexpensive way to get the job done. An antique doorknocker can also add some decorative appeal. And don’t forget the numbers that sit on or above your door. If they’re fading or not clear, get some new ones.
And last but not least, make sure the door itself (whether it’s a storm door or a screen door)—and any windows surrounding the door—are clean.
When buyers walk through the front door, you want them to imagine doing so for the next 20 years, so do what you can to make those first steps memorable.
Contact our office today for more tips on making a good first impression.
Published with permission from RISMedia.