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This Outdoor Accessory Is a Must-Have According to Realtors

A patio features furniture, rugs, and pillows.
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With spring approaching, you might be spending a lot of time outdoors. Those looking to sell their homes should consider that buyers are likely eyeing a home’s outdoor space for that reason. There’s one thing you should always have.

According to realtors, a new doormat is a great way to attract buyers even if it seems like a small detail.

Jody Stein Davis, a realtor with The Mountain Girls at Keller Williams Realty, told Apartment Therapy that an old, worn-out rug could be responsible for tracking fibers into your home and dirtying the interior. It’s also an important part of the exterior, though.

“Curb appeal is huge in order to get buyers out of their car and inside,” said Davis. “The wrong first impression can tank a sale.”

Theodore Magnus Natural Coir Doormat

Welcome potential buyers inside.

Adding a new doormat can give a front porch or patio a more elevated look, and according to Davis, it gives off a good impression before a client even gets inside a home.

The realtor does have a bit of advice when it comes to choosing a new mat, though. While there are tons of cute, cheeky options on the market, she said it’s best to stick with classic designs. Consider mats with phrases like “home” or “welcome” for something with a bit more interest, or opt for a single color or simple pattern.

If you want to impress potential homebuyers, adding a new doormat might be a simple way to do so.

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Shea Simmons is an Atlanta-based writer who has written about everything from whether Crisco is a good moisturizer to how to KonMari your space. Her work has appeared in Bustle, My First Apartment, and Make It Grateful. Read Full Bio »
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