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20 Things that Should NOT be at your Front Entrance for Showings

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Here’s a list of everyday things that distract or concern prospective buyers as they are coming to your front door.

  1. Any newspaper/phone book. If they are wet, it’s even more important that they are gone.
  2. Anything with wheels. This includes skateboards, roller skates/blades, scooters and bikes, etc.
  3. Tree Debris. Leaves, branches, etc.
  4. Old or overwhelming decorations. 2 weeks past the holiday is a good rule thumb to know it must come down.
  5. Dead plants. If it is brown, move it to another location where it can come back or let it go.
  6. Shoes/Clothing. If you keep your shoes near any door, have a bin for them.
  7. Your pet. If your dog is barking and scratching at the front door, this puts everyone on edge coming into your house.
  8. Broken light fixtures. Look at your fixtures. Make sure the bulbs are working, that there is no broken glass and they are not rusting or barely hanging on.
  9. Toys. None of them should be remotely close to this area.
  10. Dirty Glass. When is the last time you cleaned your front door glass? (more…)