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Why is the Front Door such an important part of your Home?

front entrance Greenfield MaThe Front Door is the first thing that people notice when they come up to your home. 
It makes a statement as to who lives there. It's a direct reflection of who you are. Your personality. and...It's a preview of what they will see inside.

If it looks neat and clean they will have a welcoming feeling as they come up to the door. If the paint is peeling or it looks unkept or drab it gives off an unsettling feeling.

Why should I care about what my front Door looks like? 


As a homeowner looking to sell your home, first impressions mean everything.front door of a house is Greenfield

A little paint goes a long way especially when it comes to the front door and the entrance. You want the prospective buyers to feel welcome. You want them to enter your home with a positive attitude that the house is inviting them in. Unkept front entrances that have peeling paint makes the prospective buyers think that the house is not cared for and they look for problems in the house. I see this time and time again. They say the house needs "too much work" even if it is only cosmetic.

Lets talk COLOR...What color should it be?

front door Greenfield MA

The jury is out on this one. Many experts believe that a house should have three colors. The body of the house color is one, the trim is the 2nd and the front door is third. Others say the front door should be the same color as the trim or the color of the main house. This really is a personal preference. It speaks to the personality part of the impression. 

Next time you are out driving around, pay attention to the front doors of peoples houses. What color are they? What condition are they in? How does it make you feel when you look at the house? 

Look at your own house with new eyes.. What do you see?


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Corinne A Fitzgerald
116 Federal Street
Greenfield, MA 01301
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413-376-4433 direct office line

 2015 President - Massachusetts Association REALTORS®
         2012 President – REALTOR® Association of the Pioneer Valley

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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Corinne what a valuable post. Having traveled in Dublin, Ireland I saw many wonderful doors, just as when I lived in Boston in the South End there were some great doors as well. I find it great that you highlighted this aspect of a home, Endre

Jan 10, 2018 07:16 PM
Corinne Fitzgerald

Thank you Endre. I'm glad you enjoued the post. It was a while ago that I wrote it. I'm getting back into blogging. I look forward to sharing more. Hope to connect again.


Jan 13, 2018 03:08 PM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Hi Corinne, I am with those experts that say that there should be 3 colors and the front door one of them. Works very well on mid-century modern remodels. 

Jan 24, 2018 02:11 PM
Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

Nice post Corinne Fitzgerald .  I believe a front door should be of a different color than the rest of the house, and should stand out.  

Jan 27, 2018 06:36 AM