First impressions are incredibly important in life. So, it should come as no surprise that the entryway is one of the most important rooms of the entire house, as it will set the tone for how the buyer perceives the house. Just in that two seconds that that walk in the door, they have already judged all they need to know about your home. In order to properly stage the entryway, you need to realize what the buyer wants. They want to see an open space, and a beautiful area that they can see themselves inviting their guests to if they lived there. The entryway is a feature of the home that people want to be proud of. That is why the room is so important.
Equally as important is the yard, as that is what actually gets buyers into the house. You should definitely purchase brand new flowers and plants, and plant them outside along the porch and the hardscaping. You’d be shocked at how big of a difference this will make in regards to selling your house.
Take a serious look at your entryway floors. Are they looking worn? If you need to strip and re-paint them, do so. It is very important that your floors throughout the home (but especially in the entryway) are intact, and impeccable. Also, how’s your front door looking? If the paint is old, and chipping, it’s time to re-paint it. You don’t necessarily need to go all out and buy a whole new door, if you can work with the one you’ve got.
The entryway walls should be free of any and all scuffs. If there are any dings in the wall, or nail holes, they need to be patched. The walls must be flawless. Entryways can be painted without the help of a professional, and the project fits into a tight budget, so there really isn’t any excuse not to complete this task.
You’d also be shocked at what a difference mirrors can make in an entryway. They make the area look much, much larger than it actually is. It doesn’t need to be an expensive mirror, it just needs to be one that is large enough to fit the room to scale.
Realize that “updating the outdated” does not mean that you need to renovate your entire house. It just might mean replacing a bathroom vanity, or the toilet. The bathroom should be fresh, and free of stains (ANY stains, in every place). Read the following articles to find out 6 Feng Shui Secrets To Sell Your Home, and, How Important is it To Remove the Family Portrait Gallery in the Foyer?