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5 tips to get more buyers & tenants through your door by making the door itself a thing of beauty

5 Nov 2013
5 tips to get more buyers & tenants through your door by making the door itself a thing of beauty

If we judge a
book by its cover, we also judge a home by its front door.  Buyers and tenants who come to view your
property may have made a judgment about whether your property will be suitable
as their next home before they’ve even stepped over the threshold.


image from gorgeous front door of a property Northfields sold in Warwick Road, Ealing is an excellent example of the kind of first impression a door can make.

Here are 5 tips to make sure that you have buyers and
tenants knocking down your door to make an offer:

1.  Give it
a lick of paint

A simple coat of paint instantly freshens up a front door and
boosts kerb appeal.  How to do it?  First buff the door with 220-grit sandpaper,
and then prime it so that the paint adheres better. You’ll want to use a paint
specially formulated for exterior use to make sure that the paint wears well
and resists moisture.

2. Let
there be light

Lighting around your front door not only adds ambience but it
also lights the path to the door which is particularly important in the winter
months when there is a good chance that viewings will happen in the evenings
when it’s dark.  If your prospective
buyer or tenant trips over at the front door, it would set the viewing off on
the wrong foot – in more ways than one!
If you want to create a softer light with less glare, try using frosted

3.  Show the

Make sure people coming to view your home can actually find
you with a house number or name plaque that is easily visible and well
lit.  If your tenant or buyer has been
frustrated trying to find the right property that could mean that they are not
in the right mind-set to think positively about your property once they do find

4.  Plant
the idea of a warm welcome

Extend a warmer welcome to prospective buyers and tenants with
planted pots grouped around your front door. Check out local garden centres for
low-maintenance, seasonal plants.

Dudley gardens 4 bed home in Northfields for sale with lovely front door
Just a few potted plants around the front door of this 4 bedroom house for sale in Dudley Gardens makes this home feel welcoming

5.  Accessorize with style

Polish and clean door knockers,
doorknobs and letterboxes – they are like the jewellery for your front door. If
your door hardware is in bad shape you may want to consider replacing it.  And you may want to lay out the welcome mat,
literally, with a new door mat.

Want to make sure you’ve got
qualified buyers and tenants lined up outside your door, ready to view your

We’d be happy to give you some
free advice on how to attract the best price and the most reliable buyers and
tenants.  Call us now for your no
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