If you're selling real estate in Smyrna, you’ve probably heard about curb appeal and how important it is to making a first impression on potential buyers. This is entirely true, but remember that, even though curb appeal might get someone to stop and take a look at your property, the entryway to your home is really the first look that they’ll get at the interior of your property. With that in mind, here are some ways you can make your entryway really shine for visitors.




Cut Down on Clutter




Whether you use coat hooks, a coat tree, or another means of hanging up your coats, be sure those hooks aren’t packed with coats for all seasons. Only leave up the ones you’re using and be sure that there’s plenty of room for visitors to hang their coats up before they come into the house. Giving people a way to hang up their coat while they tour the house makes them feel welcome.




Leave Space for Shoes




Particularly if you want people to remove their shoes before walking through the house, you’ll want to leave an obvious spot for them to stash their footwear when they enter. Setting up a few extra welcome mats in your entryway is a great solution for this. Leave a pair of shoes on the mat so they get the hint and, if they don’t take their shoes off, visitors will at least have a place to clean the soles before walking through the house.




Make Sure There’s Plenty of Lighting




There are few things more off putting for someone viewing a house than walking immediately into a dark space. Even during the day, leave the lights on in your entryway. It makes the house look cheerier and more inviting.




Clean Up After Every Showing




Even when people do take their shoes off, there’s likely to be a bit of mud and debris left in the entryway when they leave. Be sure to clean this up after every showing. Cleanliness is one of the most important factors in making a good impression on buyers. You don’t have to follow visitors around with a broom, but you should have one handy for when they leave.




We can help you stage your home to make it as attractive as possible to people interested in a showing. If you’re at a loss about how to do it yourself, ask your Realtor for assistance.