Selling A Home Series – Part 4: Doorknobs

Selling A Home Series – Part 4: Doorknobs.  Over the last few weeks Lamar Hunt, Jr and James Arkell have brought you a series of easy, low cost improvements you can make to help sell your house. Last week we talked about cabinet hardware and pulls and this week we will cover door knobs. Again this is a relatively easy replacement that will instantly give your home an updated and clean look. Make sure that you coordinate your cabinet hardware with the door knobs and light fixtures. We usually pick a type of finish and use that for everything. Some examples are: satin nickel, oil rubbed bronze, and of course the polished brass. You can buy contractor packs at your local big box hardware store at a discounted rate. Make sure you get an accurate count of the number of different types of knob you will need. The four most common types of door knob are: passage, dummy, keyed entrance, and privacy. This improvement is a little more time consuming and if you aren’t completely confident in your ability you can farm this out to a contractor for a reasonable amount. Again you’d be surprised at the number of houses that remain on the market because buyers can’t look past the outdated hardware in a home. We recently sold a home in 14 days in a neighborhood where the average time on market exceeds 365 days. We did it by taking this very advice and spending a little amount of money to insure the house showed well and ultimately sold very close to asking price.