When Nice Looking Just Isn't Enough

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Home Stager with Creative Concepts-Home Staging and Contracting, Salem Oregon CCB #180695

attracting buyers to your home?

Curb appeal - maybe an overused phrase?  According to studies, buyers are extremely influenced by curb appeal.  People really do want to buy a beautiful home - and the view from the curb is key to enticing them to make an appointment to see more. 

This newer home in a great neighborhood had so much going for it - especially a fantastic back yard.  While discussing curb appeal with the owners I recommended several things - one of which was painting the front door.  I recommended a few bold colors which would draw attention to the front door and add come much needed contrast to this manilla view. 

The owners really hesitated to paint the door a bold color, but rather than discard my recommendation, they decided to drive through some high end neighborhoods and see how they compared.  Very quickly they realized the value of zipping up their door color.  Custom homes usually have rich colored doors, and more visual interest than this cream colored home.

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The door knob was brass and worn, which they replaced with a new oiled bronze color set which matched the light fixture.  Other changes are also being made over the next few days which will add some finishing "zing" on their curb appeal project.

Thinking about preparing your home for sale?  Starting at the curb and implementing a few simple changes can have a huge impact on how buyers will perceive your homes value.  Spend a little time cleaning away the cobwebs, painting the door, cleaning the kick plate or changing hardware and see what a difference just simple changes can have on your curb appeal!

 

 

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zip up that curb appeal

Want more ideas on how to create great curb appeal or increasing the odds for a quick sale?  Creative Concepts and Contracting offers professional home staging and contracting services for Salem Oregon and surrounding areas.  Contact us for recommendations that can set your home apart on the internet and in person at 503-881-0886!

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Tessa Skeens
Marketing + Staging For Denver Realtors, Builders
Hampton ReDesign, Home Staging and Redesign

I recently consulted with a client who had an almost red kind of rust door that needed more coats of paint to look fresh. I suggested a deep red, but the painters I recommended told her Black is the new Red. Who knew? It turned out looking great.

This red door does look much better than plain vanilla. Hope they finish sprucing up the front entry. It makes a huge difference!

July 14, 2009 10:01 AM
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Kathy Alexander
Home Stager Camas WA, Home Staging Southwest WA
GreatStages Home Staging and Redesign

I, too, was recently told that Black is considered the newer look, Tessa. I guess that the Colonial we had back in Virginia was just ahead of its' time!

Margaret, keep working with these sellers so that they are able to get maximum curb appeal for their efforts!

July 14, 2009 07:33 PM
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Peg Prather
Vancouver, WA

You are right, now the door looks custom instead of builders grade. Can't wait to see the finished product, I know it will be awesome! (Ding-Dong, it's your stager, here to help!!)

July 14, 2009 09:50 PM
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Kate Case
RESA, Hudson Valley Home Decorator & Stager
Kates Home Staging and Design

The red door is fantastic.  How about adding a black urn planter with red flowers to the left of the door?  This would be the perfect accessory to the beautiful front door.  Great job.

July 19, 2009 03:17 PM
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Cathy Brosius
Home Staging St. Louis region
Arranged Smartly LLC

Margaret, I'm a little behind on reading posts but I had to comment. White doors drive me crazy! Why do you think there are so many--because people are afraid to choose the wrong color? This is a perfect example of how a home stager can help the seller. The red door is a huge improvement!

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