Never underestimate the power and importance of your hallway or the entrance to your property.
Real estate agents will tell you that buyers can fall in love and make purchase decisions within the first few minutes of walking through the front door. A good home stager will never overlook this important area of the home and neither should you.
I love the example below from Houzz because it has everything a good entrance should.
Not every home can have an entrance like this but you can wow buyers using these tips:
- The entry to your home begins outdoors from your footpath to your front door. Make sure your front door is in good condition, clean and the handle is working properly. A freshly painted front door can be a real showstopper and it is relatively cheap and easy to achieve.
- Declutter, declutter, declutter is essential when selling your home. Make sure your entry way is neat, tidy and clear of shoes, mail, bags and anything other than a rug, mirror, side table or artwork.
- Lighting is key. Your entry should not be dark and dinghy. Add a lamp or leave lights on during an inspection. Dark rooms are not friendly and inviting.
- If you have a wooden or tiled floor, add a rug for texture and warmth in your entry.
If your entry is clean, light and welcoming, you’re off to a great start with buyers. It is the first impression of your home from the inside and often the most overlooked. Spend some time preparing this area of your home and you won’t be disappointed.
A Hallway That Has You At Hello!
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