In a recent study, Real estate agents nationwide were asked to determine if a garage door’s appearance made a difference in the overall listing price they would value a house at. Nearly all of the agents that participated agreed that a new garage door enhances curb appeal of a property. For those that are unfamiliar with that term, curl appeal is simply how much attention your property can grab from people that pass by your house.
Also, 75 percent of the agents believe that a garage door will add value to a property. Most of these agents have even recommended that a homeowner replace their garage door when listing their house for sale, especially if the condition of the door was extremely poor and visible to the naked eye. The exterior of the home is generally the first thing that people see. And even though we all know that we should not judge a book by its cover, it’s impossible to not judge a house by its exterior’s condition. Nearly half of the study’s participants also said appearance was a big reason because the age or style of the door detracted from the homes curb appeal.
With the wide range of door styles available these days, a simple change in your garage door can make a huge difference. Sometimes doing something as simple as painting your door will help bring your house value up. Choosing the right color can be hard, but generally if the door matches your home’s paint pallet you should be fine.