Curb Appeal is Money!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with WHISPERING PINES REALTY 20398180

I had a listing that was a great home, but when you looked at it, the front door just did not fit.

This door just clashed with almost everything.   It also did not fit tight and people made comment of that.

  A new white door installed for less than $175 and it looked much better.  The first people looked at it wrote an offer.  Although my seller did not take the offer, the agent who had shown the house before said the door made a world of difference.

You don't always have to spend thousands, many times it may take a couple of hundred to make the extra few thousand!

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Rainmaker
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Barb Szabo, CRS
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio

What a wonderful improvement especially since the railing is white. The new doors ties it all together!

November 09, 2011 08:06 PM
Rainmaker
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Jenifer Lower
Team Service Above Expectation
Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net

Fantastic improvement!  Even in my post for Tips for a Winter Yard I even tried to stress some inexpensive tips to draw curb appeal during the bleak months because it is so valuable.

November 09, 2011 08:44 PM
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Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Coweta Newnan Homes for Sale
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers

Bill... Such a small thing can really make a big difference in the curb appeal of a house!

November 09, 2011 08:45 PM
Rainer
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Tatyana Makarov
Your Greater Hartford Area Realtor
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Yes, Bill, I agree with you. Every little thing makes a huge difference.

Have a great day.

November 09, 2011 08:50 PM
Rainmaker
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Ken Brandon
Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage (Jacksonville, NC)

Buyers often make decisions on an emotional level. The street scape immediately sets the tone. Congratulations to your seller for listening to your advice and making a great selling decision.

November 09, 2011 09:29 PM
Rainmaker
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Vern Eaton
Realtor 320-630-6995

Bill, you have proven that it does not take a lot of money to change the appeal.  now if more people would just see this!

Suggested!

November 09, 2011 09:56 PM
Rainmaker
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Pam Miller
Broker Associate - Pearland/Friendswood
Realty Associates

Bill - A little paint can make a huge difference!  Curb appeal does matter.

November 09, 2011 09:59 PM
Rainmaker
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Laura Sargent
Carolina One Real Estate

The door greets and welcomes you home!  I'm glad your clients listened and hope a good offer comes soon!

November 09, 2011 10:04 PM
Rainmaker
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Chuck Carstensen
Minnesota Real Estate Expert
RE/MAX Results

Good example of how a little change can make a big difference in the appearance and potential sale.

November 10, 2011 08:18 AM
Rainmaker
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Kathy Torline
Colorado Springs Real Estate Blog 719-287-1049
ERA Herman Group Real Estate

Great post, and thanks for the reminder about the importance of curb appeal.

November 10, 2011 09:55 AM
Rainmaker
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Randi Brammer
Accountant & Tax Preparer
Randi Brammer, Acctg.

Bill, It is the little things that can make a big difference

November 10, 2011 05:23 PM
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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
WHISPERING PINES REALTY

This is a very simple thing.  Sometimes it is just to change an awful color.

November 10, 2011 06:11 PM
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