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First Impressions Count

Studies show that it takes prospective buyers less than 10 seconds to decide whether to investigate a property or reject buying it. So while your home may be a gem inside, don’t forget that first impressions count.

The exterior appeal of your home is one of its main selling points when trying to sell, according to JELD-WEN Windows and Doors.

FIrst impressions count
Despite many homeowners best efforts to renovate the inside of their home to improve the chances of selling and increase re-sale value, it is important to remember that first you have to get a prospective buyer through the front door.

The look of your home, including your front door can say a lot about who and what is on the inside and for those looking to generate interest in their home simply from street view, Corinthian’s range of stunning pivot entrance doors can make your front door the most critical focus point on the front of the home.

With bold and impressive lines the pivot door system handles the weight of an imposing timber door with total ease and functionality. Crafted from select hardwoods and available with a range of glass options to suit your style, the pivot system includes high quality timber frame and commercial quality pivot fittings.

Corinthian also offers these tips for increasing your street appeal:

  • Stay true to style: Upgrades should fit in with a home’s architectural style. For example, contemporary homes usually call for windows and doors with clean lines, while traditional homes are better matched with windows and doors symmetrically places around the front facade of a home.

  • Add details: Custom features are a great way to achieve one-of-a-kind looks that stand out. Adding a door knocker, decorative glass or metal accents to an upgraded front door can give a home a heightened level of charm to catch a buyer’s eye. New house numbers and porch lights also provide a fresh look for entry areas.

  • Dress the yard: Make sure the house is the first thing potential buyers see, not overgrown hedges or dead grass. Hire a gardener to spruce up the landscaping and add colourful touches like seasonal flowers, decorative rocks or bubbly water fountains. Shaping bushes and curving lawn borders can shake up a tired front yard.