They say that you never get a second chance to make a first impression, and that’s doubly true when it comes to your home. Is your entryway losing your buyers? I work with so many Main Line buyers who can tell instantly if a home is not for them, simply by the entryway. This spring selling season I wanted to give you some entryway tips. In addition to any exterior spring cleaning you may be doing to build up your curb appeal, you should also pay attention to the entryway of your home.
First, be sure to clean the floors in your entryway, then keep them clean by installing a fresh welcome mat to ensure that outdoor dust is removed from shoes. This is super important for snow and ice, or mud. There is a reason mud rooms are so popular, but if you open to a mud room, make sure it is extra clean. Second, Scrub down the door, and consider repainting if it’s faded. Pay extra attention to cleaning the trim, and make sure any sidelights or glass inserts in your entry are sparkling. Lastly, If you have a coat rack, landing strip, or any other furniture, make sure it’s decluttered and has space for visitors to hang up coats or umbrellas during home showings and open houses. Be sure that the entryway is similarly spotless for those exiting. Any exit of your home should be spotless and should leave a good impression. Just as the first impression is critical, so is the last!
I hope some of these Spring Cleaning tips for the Entryway were helpful. This is going to be a record breaking year for sellers on The Main Line and I would love to be part of your real estate strategy for 2022. Let’s take this next step together! Below are my seller seminar, selling on The Main Line book, and also a link to let you know what your home is worth. Remember, Kimmy Rolph sells The Main Line and Local Areas.
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