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Making a Grand Entrance

Now that buyers have made their way in the driveway and up the front steps, it’s time to wow them with the welcoming atmosphere of your foyer/front entryway.  This very first glimpse of your home’s interior makes a lasting impression so make it the best one possible.

Clear out anything that’s not being used every day to make it feel as spacious as possible.  Move any large obstructions, such as benches or oversized vases, out of the foyer so that sight lines to other rooms are clear, and to give more space when people enter the house.  Area rugs and runners should be clean.  Make sure the closet door works properly and that the closet is neat and organized.

Entrance After

You want it to appear warm, bright, and inviting.  Ensure that there is sufficient light.  If there isn’t a ceiling fixture, consider adding a table lamp.  Hanging a mirror can enhance the illusion of both light and space.  Open window treatments to allow maximum light in as well.  Fresh flowers are always a great idea to boost that first impression.

Check the walls, ceilings, moldings, and flooring in this area to ensure there are no blemishes that will detract potential buyers.  Remove any wallpaper or borders.  Refreshing the paint and even changing the flooring can be cost effective ways to make a huge impact.

Most buyers form an opinion about a home within the first 7-10 seconds of arriving so have them saying “WOW” when they walk in the door and keep them excited about seeing the rest of your home.

Contact me to find out more about what I can do to help you get your home prepared for a quick sale.  All comments and questions are welcomed.

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