What’s in a Front Door?

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Real Estate Agent with South Florida Home Solutions

What’s in a Front Door?

 

 

When you begin the search for your new home in Davie the second thing you’ll notice about the homes you visit is the front door.

First you’ll see the overall picture from the street and you’ll begin to form an opinion about how the house has been maintained. As you draw closer, your focus will naturally come to the front door, especially since your agent will probably have to spend a minute there getting the door unlocked.

Even though you might not consciously think about it, that door and its condition is going to influence how you see the rest of the house. If the door is clean and freshly painted, you’re going to “see” the good things inside. If it’s muddy, scratched, or dented, you’re going to see the flaws.

Our brains are strange that way – they seek to reinforce our first impressions and opinions.

This is perhaps the reason why polls show that a new front door is one of the few improvements home owners can make that will consistently return more than 100% of its cost when selling the house. (Another is the garage door.)

The moral of this story:

If you’re a seller, get that front door looking its best. Scrub it, paint it, and add new hardware. OR invest in a brand new door. If you’ve got kids or dogs who might leave muddy streaks, check the door every morning before you leave the house.

If you’re a buyer, realize that the front door might NOT be a reflection of the entire house. You don’t know that seller’s situation – If the front door makes a poor impression it might be that they aren’t physically or financially able to make it look beautiful. That doesn’t mean they’ve let the rest of the house go.

The opposite might be true...perhaps the only thing in good repair is that front door!

So override your subsconscious and enter with an open mind.

 

 

Michael Peron

954-779-6106
Mike@MichaelPeron.com

www.SouthFloridaHomeSolutions.com 

www.facebook.com/SouthFloridaHomeSolutions 

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Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes--
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Front doors and windows.  If the blinds are shut and the windows aren't clean I always have a harder time selling the property.

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Front doors give the home a first impression character that can be hard to overcome.

Mar 18, 2017 11:44 AM #2
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