How entrance doors can help you sell | The Tar Team

Your Entrance Doors Can be Key to Selling Your Home

If you’re thinking of selling your home in Markham, you have a lot to think about. From finding good real estate agents, lawyers, and movers, to staging your home, making repairs and finding boxes for packing, the ‘to-do’ list for selling your house will be as long as it is varied.

So it helps to find ways to make your house more appealing to buyers, both to help it sell faster and for a higher price, that are easier to do than others.

For example, a major renovation to your home might make it easier to sell. But it would be nice if you found a way to make your home similarly more appealing, without the cost, time and inconvenience of a renovation.

Having great curb appeal is widely regarded as one of the most important ways to attract buyers for your home. Studies show that many buyers decide whether they like a home within minutes of first seeing the house from the outside.

With that in mind, it’s easy to understand why the entrance doors to the house can be an important part of its curb appeal.

But, again, you might not want to go through the cost of choosing and installing new doors, including the garage door.

Instead, here are three upgrades to the entrance doors to your house that are relatively easy to do, not very costly, and can help it sell faster and/or for more money.

Here are the three upgrades:

1. Paint Your Front Door This Colour

First, just painting or refinishing your front door will help it, and your entire house, look better. But a study in the U.S. found that homes with a black or charcoal gray front door sold for over $6,000 (US) more than expected.

2. Spruce Up Your Garage Door

Very few homeowners give the garage door a second thought when selling their home. But garage doors can account for more than one-third of what visitors see when they look at your home. Even just cleaning it can help, and painting it will help even more.

3. High-Technology Hardware

It’s amazing how, for a surprisingly reasonable cost and DIY installation, new locks and handles on your entrance doors, can make the entire door look better. But you can take it a step further, and install high-tech hardware, including keyless-entry door locks for the added selling appeal of increased security and hi-tech convenience.

If you’re thinking of selling a home in Markham, Unionville, Richmond Hill or Stouffville, contact The Tar Team today.