Give Buyers a Grand Entrance

Giving buyers a grand entrance



Giving buyers a grand entrance to your home is key to getting your home sold. Buyers start making up their minds about your home in the first 30 seconds as they walk up to your front door and the next 30 seconds after they walk through your door. And it’s very hard to make a second good first impression.


The first impression of your home’s door is important to selling your home for a number of reasons:

  1. Curb Appeal: The front door is a significant part of the home’s exterior and contributes to its curb appeal. A well-maintained and attractive door can create a positive first impression, drawing potential buyers in and setting the tone for the rest of the viewing.
  2. First Impressions Last: Psychologically, first impressions are formed quickly and tend to last. If the front door looks inviting and well-cared-for, buyers are more likely to have a favorable view of the property as a whole.
  3. Perceived Value: An attractive front door can enhance the perceived value of the home. It signals to buyers that the property has been well-maintained, which can justify a higher asking price.
  4. Style and Character: The front door often reflects the style and character of the home. A unique or stylish door can make the property stand out in listings and during viewings, making it more memorable to potential buyers.
  5. Safety and Security: A solid, secure front door can give buyers confidence in the safety of the home. It suggests that the property is secure and that the current owners have invested in maintaining a safe living environment.
  6. Entry Experience: The front door is the entry point to the home. A positive experience when entering can set the mood for the rest of the visit, making buyers more likely to have a positive outlook as they tour the property.


 4 tips to ensure your front door makes a grand first impression:

  • Put on a fresh coat of paint.
  • Replace worn or faded door handles and locks.
  • Install a brass kick plate at the bottom of the door.
  • Clean the exterior door frame. Make it shine.

These may seem like little things. But they can make a big difference to the first impression your house makes on potential buyers.


These tips to help provide a grand entrance for home buyers are provided by Nina Hollander, Coldwell Banker Realty,  Greater Charlotte residential real estate expert. I’ve been opening doors for Charlotte area home buyers and sellers since 1999. If you need recommendations for contractors/handymen to help you spiff up your front door, reach out to me. I can help! I’m never more than a call, text or email away.

If you’re considering selling or purchasing a home in  the Greater Charlotte area, I’d love an opportunity to earn your business, exceed your expectations, and to show you why experience matters and how:

“The Right Broker Makes All The Difference.”