The Front Door Sets the Stage.
Make the first impression count - Front doors are the key.” This is so true when it comes to Listing and/or showing a property to a potential Buyer. “You can usually judge how the inside of the house will appear by the condition and appearance of the Front Door” says Greg Hamre of the Hamre Real Estate Team at RE/MAX Affiliates Realty in Ottawa.
It is the area that sets the tone.” “On average 80% of the buying decision is made as you walk through the front door.” says Greg. Everyone is excited as you drive up to the Listed Property. You are judging the neighbourhood and lifestyle appearances to the homes location. There is a pause at the front entrance, as you wait for your Agent to open the lock box to let you in. The anticipation and first impressions are being decided at this time. This is a critical decision point and the Buyers internal instincts should be sending a positive vibe.
The Front Door needs to be Q-Tip clean and in good condition. The investment into a new door or a fresh coat of paint can pay off immensely. It is an area that most Real Estate Agents miss when offering assistance in preparing their Sellers and their Listings for sale on the market.