you’re preparing your house for the market, almost every agent will explain how
valuable curb appeal is when it comes to marketing your home. Curb appeal can
mean a lot of things, of course, ranging from wholesale replacement of the
roof, paint, and landscaping, to a few tidy details designed to spruce up the
of the best (and most cost-effective!) tune-ups you can make works both from
the curb and from up close. It’s kind of like Botox for your home’s face. It’s
a little something I like to think of as the “Front Door Tune-up.”
front door is a focal point on your home, both from a distance and up close.
Here’s how to leverage it for maximum impact:
Paint the door with an appropriate, fresh, contrasting color. Not only will
this draw the eye (possibly even away from the crack in the driveway!), but it
will go a long way to creating the impression of a new paint job.
Replace faded, small address numbers with classy, visibly new hardware. Long
gone are the days of tacky decals. Even a modest investment at an upscale home
accessories store can add a touch of luxury to your entryway.
Replace knob/handle and lock hardware. The feel of the doorknob, the click of
the hardware, and the sense of security the door conveys matters hugely. It’s a
front-line sensory experience for potential buyers. A sticky, weak, degraded
set of locks only hurts your first impression.
Upgrade the door, if possible. Sometimes paint and hardware won’t do the trick.
If you have an older home in a subdivision where many of the same styles of
door were used, this could be a good time to differentiate your home while
upgrading the aesthetic.
a door save your home from significant cosmetic problems? No. But I’ve seen it
work again and again: The “Front Door Tune-up” is a subtle but effective
have lots of resources on curb appeal! Contact me for more:
Lynne Van Eck, Realtor,
email@example.com or 941-716-4754
Author:Kathy Toonder Phone: 941-544-7270 Dated: May 8th 2014 Views: 5,345 About Kathy: I enjoy walking the warm sandy beaches, swimming and watching the magnificent sunsets on Florida’s...
View our latest blog posts in your RSS reader. Click here to access.
I enjoy walking the warm sandy beaches, swimming and watching the magnificent sunsets on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Thirty years ago I came from Michigan to the Sarasota area to enjoy the beaches of the Sunshine State. The “Beach Communities” Longboat Key, Lido Key, Siesta Key and Casey Key are what draw everyone to make Sarasota their home!
Sarasota the “Cultural Capital” of Florida attracts homeowners that want more than just a beach experience. Sarasota and Manatee communities with the growth of new housing maintain their elegant but laid back style. It is a great place to make it your home to be able to enjoy lush natural environment and the amenities of a modern city.
I became a home owne r in Lakewood Ranch an award winning 17,500 acre site that provides a beautiful master planned, maintained and golf community. Get the picture: blue waters, white sand, plenty of sun, blue skies, fabulous food, casual outdoor dining, amazing fishing, play golf, boat races, music and art festivals….
My focus is to best understand the goals and visions of my clients, ensuring all decisions are made with a wealth of information and the necessary tools for a successful, rewarding experience.
I have found my “Slice of Heaven” I look forward to you finding yours!