While curb appeal matters, a welcoming entryway gives you a second chance to impress prospective buyers. When selling your luxury home, it’s important to put yourself into the mind of the buyer. Most high-end buyers want homes to express their values and who they are. A welcoming and attractive entryway lets guests know they are entering the home of someone who appreciates fine architecture, art, family and friends. Because a growing number of buyers value pragmatic features, it’s also important to have an entryway that’s functional. According to an article by pro.com, you can renovate or decorate your entryway to make a design statement. By working with an experienced Realtor, you’ll likely sell your luxury home for your desired sales price or even above asking price.
Use end tables
ONE tip to make your entryway functional is to use end tables with drawers. When staging your home, neatly display items on an end table with a wood grain that coordinates with the entryway door and other furniture in the entryway. Some people use attractive woven baskets to collect mail or recyclable paper under the end table.
Use a mirror
A mirror gives people a chance to tidy up on the way out the door or check their reflection before going out in public. Having a mirror in the entryway also reflects light. According to pro.com, a mirror makes a space seem larger. Check to see what’s reflected in the mirror, moving things around so that it reflects a pretty flower arrangement or piece of art.
Place a bench at the entry
Some people place a bench just on their front porch or covered entryway, but it’s also convenient to have a bench inside the home. One idea is to design a built-in bench below a window that opens up for hidden storage.
Engage your senses
Another staging trick for selling luxury homes is to use scents to engage the sense of smell. Try something subtle such as a small basket of potpourri as opposed to strongly scented candles or air freshener. If you have the space, lay down a few area rugs or a hall runner, but make sure the rugs are spotless and high-end. Avoid placing family photos in the entryway when listing your home. Instead, show nature photos and intriguing art piece as well as lamps and home accessories.