The Entryway Sets the Stage
The buyers’ first moments in a house are their moments of greatest anticipation about what’s to come. It’s here in the entryway that you set the stage for their experience throughout the rest of the house
Here are some tips to make the front entry experience a great one:
- Do your front entrance and front door make a good first impression? A fresh coat of paint and a seasonal wreath make agood door great.
- Hanging plants or potted plants can add some color and define an entry way.
- Does the front entrance light work? Replace the light bulbs to brighten up the entry, and make sure the light is on if people are coming at dusk or after dark.
- Make sure the doorbell works.
- Replace any torn or worn screen doors, and make sure the door is in perfect working order. No squeaking, jamming, or sticking locks. Make it effortless to get in the house.
- Once inside, make sure the immediate entryway is free of clutter, shoes, coats, umbrellas, and anything that takes up space.
- If your entryway is small, brighten it up with a bright light bulb and a light-colored coat of paint if appropriate.
- Weed out all the “stuff” from the entry table, or shelves in the front entry. Pick up extra key rings, mail, and other stuff that gets piled up at the front door.
Clean out the front closet of all but immediately used coats, boots, shoes, hats, gloves, and all the other clutter that gets thrown in the closet. Make the closet look spacious and uncluttered.