The little things play a role in nudging people into seriously considering purchasing a home. Truth be told, some buyers are borderline. Whether or not they are impressed by the property factors into their final decision to buy or pass. If you are trying to impress potential buyers with the help of a company like Valencia Realty, never dismiss the effects of a welcoming, visually stunning front door.
Deliver Psychological Impact with the Front Door
Let us be honest. No one is going to make a decision to buy a home based on how the front door looks. Yet, there is still psychological value to making sure the front door delivers a favorable impression. Certain states of mind are going to better position someone to be receptive to a sales pitch.
The appearance of your front door helps start you (and your real estate or listing agent) off on good footing for that sales pitch.
The front door of a home is hard to miss. The eyes of a potential buyers are going to be drawn to it. After all, they have to walk right up to the front door in order to enter the home they wish to see. Why not put them in the right frame of mind by enhancing the look of the door?
Repaint the Door
A fresh coat of paint might be all that is required to give the front door a fresh, new look. Selecting a nice off-white color or one with a whitish-blue tint has an appealing, soothing effect on the eyes. Painting the door brown or reddish-brown to highlight a surrounding wood roof or shingles gives a home a distinguished look.
Seemingly small things like this are not so small when you are trying to sell your home. A new paint job can only help impressions and never hurt. Actually, that statement needs to be amended. A gaudy new paint job is likely to hurt so try to avoid being too artsy or avant garde with the look of the door.
Sand Out Imperfections
If the home has a really old door that is scuffed and marred with imperfections, you do not have to spend a huge sum of money purchasing a new door. Simply sanding the wood down so the imperfections are buffed out should eliminate any visually distracting blemishes. Once the blemishes are gone, follow up with a nice new coat of paint.
Enhance the Areas Around the Door
Touching up the door frame further highlights the positive features of the door. Adding decorations such as a welcome wreath is another small, yet beneficial, plus. Washing and cleaning the front steps to the door is equally well advised.
Do anything and everything you can to maximize the welcoming value of the door when would-be buyers are scheduled to approach it.