While the agent opens the lock box, buyers have plenty of time to take in every detail of your entryway.

Thinking about selling your home?

Thinking about buying a new home?

Statistics show that your front door is actually one of the few places in your home where you can spend money on an update and get a positive return on your cash when you sell. Why is this?

Most homeowners don't even use their front door, preferring the garage door or a side door that's closest to where you park. It's there for show, but it actually gets less attention thanks to how little most homeowners use them. Bugs get into the lamps by your entryway and the glass gets dirty from fingerprints.

When you sell your house though, the agent will usually bring buyers through the front door. Why? Most homes being shown have an electronic lock box on their front door so that these buyers can enter the home in the most picturesque way. They come in the front door that might open to a foyer with the light flowing in and a view to the kitchen.

It's just the best way to enter a home.

WHILE THE AGENT OPENS THE LOCK BOX, BUYERS HAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO TAKE IN EVERY DETAIL OF YOUR ENTRYWAY.

Keep in mind that that lock box takes a moment to access. That means the buyer will just be standing there waiting for the Realtor to open the lock box, giving them plenty of time to look at the whole entryway. They'll see all the dead bugs piled up in your lights, the cobwebs around the door, and the dog's nose prints on the glass next to the door.

You want buyers to come in through the front of the house and form a great first impression, and the best way to do that is by making the entryway look brand new.

If you have any other questions about preparing your home for the market, don't hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I'd be glad to help.