You’ve heard the expression “The Devil is in the details.” According to that great online know-it-all, Wikipedia, the phrase expresses “the idea that whatever one does should be done thoroughly; i.e. details are important.”
What’s Your Number?
Your house number that is. For far less then your monthly morning coffee budget you could make an addition to your home for sale that could pay off big time. Take a look at your house number. Is it easy to find? Proudly displayed? Bright and shiny? It should be — all three!
So, go play the numbers. Think oiled bronze for a more traditional home, brushed nickel for houses that are more modern. House numbers are easy to find, inexpensive, and almost certainly something you can do yourself in no time at all.
Knock Three Times
Why stop at digits? Why not freshen all of the hardware leading up to and into your home? Make sure it all matches and consider the following elements:
- door knocker
- entry door lockset
- wall-mounted mailbox
- mail slot
- lighting fixtures
You’ll have potential buyers banging down the door to get in!
Lastly, be sure to consider your mailbox. You can turn an often overlooked feature into a selling point with a small investment in a new mailbox and a little landscaping.
There are many styles from which to choose. I advise selecting a mailbox that is in keeping with the style of your home. And though you may be tempted to buy one of those funny fish mailboxes or an adorable faux cottage, I say skip it in favor of something neat, sleek, and upscale — three words that you can apply to almost any home improvement project.
Lara Taylor – Realtor/Broker
Twitter – @AskForLara