No matter your reason for selling your home, we know that you want to get the highest return you can on your investment. But before you dig up the back yard for a pool or cover your scuffed hardwood floors with fresh carpet, let’s chat. There are easier and more affordable ways to make your home look more expensive and sell it for a higher price. And the best place to start is the entrance to your house.
Here are three ways your front door can help you sell your home for more money.
Curb Appeal Attracts Buyers
Making a great first impression is a good way to attract buyers—especially drive-by buyers! That means focusing on your curb appeal, from the landscaping around the mailbox all the way to the front door. If you’re refreshing your home for the spring listing season, an attractive doorway will help set the tone for your entire showing. Make sure the front of your home is clean and dirt and dust free. Your efforts will not go in vain. A $75 investment in a power washer rental can increase your selling price by as much as $10,000–$15,000!
See more ways to refresh your home for spring: Selling this Spring? Here are 4 Updates You Can do to Attract Homebuyers
Many home sellers will refresh their home with new paint before placing it on the market. It’s always a great idea to make your walls look fresh and clean, but all colors are not created equal. According to a 2018 Zillow analysis of 135,000 home photos, specific colors in specific locations can help your home sell for more moolah. The biggest bang for your buck? Paint your front door a shade of charcoal or rich jet black—You could boost your home sale by more than $6,000!
See the rest of the Zillow home color analysis: Homes with Tuxedo Kitchen Cabinets and Black Front Doors Can Sell Up to $6,000 More than Expected
Professional Photos can Mean Success or Failure
Did you know that up to 92% of home buyers will first view your home online and not in person? Just like any personal matchmaking site, to find the best buyer match for your home, you have to have a stellar photo online. And your front door will be front and center in those photos. Listings with professional-grade photography can gain as much as 11.5% more than listings using simple point-and-click cameras. The better your photography, the better your chance of receiving a good offer—no matter the list price of your home.
See which photos are the most important for your listing: 4 Must-Have Photos for Your Listing to Sell Your Home Fast
Ready to Sell Your Home for the Best Price?
If you’re planning to list your home this spring, increase your home’s market value by focusing on your front door. Need additional advice? We can help!
If you would like more information about selling your home for the best price, our experts at Beverly-Hanks are here to help. Contact us today to speak with a Beverly-Hanks real estate agent about selling your Western North Carolina home.