Does Your Front Door Have Any Impact on Potential Buyers?

Well maintained front entry with a new front door, plants, and two bistro chairs.

The front door is one of the first things a buyer will see. A front door can cause a buyer to fall in love with a house, simply by looks. A front door can also give buyers a bad first impression of your house. A door with marks, peeling paint, cracks, or overall wear can give buyers the impression that the home will be underwhelming as well. When it comes to selling your home, first impressions are crucial, and the front door is key. While traditional front doors in black or brown are a classic look, a bit of quirky charm in a yellow door, or an impression of power with a bold red are also choices that let buyers know that your home has some personality.

What to Consider in a New Front Door Installation

If your front door isn’t giving the first impression you want, it’s a fairly inexpensive and easy thing to fix. A new front door installation can be completed in a day. When considering which new front door to get, the material of the door you choose is really important. You want your front door to hold up to the elements. Aluminum, fiberglass, and steel are smart choices when looking to replace your current entry door. All three are available in a variety of styles and finishes, but they’re also secure and energy efficient. A solid door is important for both security and efficiency. No matter what color you choose, a glossy finish will be easier to care for and hold up to the elements better than a matte of semi-gloss. It’s important to match the style of your new door to the style you already have on the exterior of your home so that everything flows together. An antique style door on a modern home can be jarring, and you don’t want buyers to feel unsettled or confused upon arrival. Additionally, the exterior hardware you get will tie everything together and give the impression that your home is worth checking out.

A New Entry Door is a Smart Upgrade

The best upgrades for selling your home are ones that give your home a fresh, clean, and well-cared-for appearance. When buyers fall in love with a house, it’s generally the aesthetics, and it’s often due to the first impression they get from your home. When a buyer walks up to the front door, they’re picturing themselves living there, as if they are entering their new home. If your door makes them feel that way, they’ll look at the rest of the house with that feeling. If your front door turns them off, they’ll be on the lookout for other problems as well. When looking at how big of an impact the front door has on potential buyers, it is a worthwhile investment when deciding to put your home on the market.

When looking at your home through the eyes of a potential buyer, start with the front door. First impressions can make or break the sale of your house, and a worn out front door could very well set the tone for a house tour. You want to create an inviting atmosphere so buyers can imagine themselves living in your house. If the first thing they see needs replaced, they may not see past the imperfections overall, and that’s the last thing you want when selling your house.

Over the years, Armorvue Home Exteriors has become an industry leader in exterior home improvement projects because we take pride in the installations we do and the products we sell. We know the value in happy customers, and we do everything we can to make sure the job is done right. Contact us today to set up a virtual appointment to talk about your next exterior home improvement project.


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