Create a Welcoming Entry
The potential buyer’s lasting first impression takes place at the front door. Curb appeal is important, but a negative impression as a buyer steps up to and through the door could be a deal killer.
Be sure the steps and/or walkway up to the front door are in good repair with no big cracks or overgrown weeds. Check that the door (and storm/screen door, if you have one) is in good shape and is working properly. Also, check the lock. You don’t want the real estate agent to fumble trying to open the door. Check the threshold to make sure it’s clean and in good repair. Replace any dangling or loose weather stripping.
And finally, put a wreath on it. Hokey or not, a simple wreath on the front door is an inviting and welcoming sign of good thing to come inside.