First Impressions: Don’t Forget The Front Door
When preparing your home for sale curb appeal is an important part of the process. The yard, flowers, garage, driveway, and gutters are all regularly spruced up to make sure they’re putting their best foot forward. What about the front door? It often gets overlooked yet, it’s frequently the first place potential buyers enter to view the home.
Take time to look at your front door prior to going on the market and make sure it’s inviting and well kept. Replacement can be pricey but, is sometimes necessary. Before making that decision consider the below options to make your front door sparkle.
Ease of Opening – make sure the door is easy to open, from using the key to the actual process of opening the door there should be no sticking or squeaking. Doorjamb, threshold, or hinge adjustment may be needed if it’s difficult to open.
Paint - if the paint is chipping off or non-existent in places it’s time for a fresh coat. It’s a very inexpensive way to give the door a fresh new look. Be sure not to get paint on any door windows or the handle.
Glass – replace any cracked glass and make sure all the glass is cleaned regularly while you’re on the market. No fingerprints or pollen build up allowed.
Screens – if you have a screen door make sure there are no tears in the screen and that it fits tightly in the door frame. Consider replacing the screen if necessary.
The area leading up to the front door is important as well, place some potted flowers in front of the door or a wreath on the door itself. The goal is to make your front door say welcome to our home not enter at your own risk. Home maintenance and curb appeal are always noticed by buyers, make sure your home leaves a positive lasting impression. If you're considering selling your home and would like to know more about how to properly prepare it to go on the market contact us. We welcome the opportunity to put our expertise to work for you.