A lot of the homes that are being built nowadays have a garage door that represents up to 50% of the home's front facade. Instead of having the front door as the focal point, the garage door is the first thing that prospective buyers see in many of the newer homes. Not only will they get up close and personal with the garage door when they do a home visit but they will see it first thing when they are looking at a friend view of your house during an Internet search.
If you are thinking about putting your house on the market, you may want to go out and physically inspect your garage door closely. Is the paint job okay on it? Are there any noticeable dents on the door that stand out? These are the things you’ll want to look for.
About 90% of potential buyers looking for a new home are searching on the Internet either through a home computer or on a mobile device. In most cases, the first thing they are going to see is a picture of your home's exterior. If they don't like what they see on the exterior, they usually won't bother taking a look at the pictures of the home's interior.
If you find your home is sitting on the market for longer than expected and your house is the type with a huge garage jetting out in front of it, you may want to take a second look at your garage door to make sure it appears okay. As well, look at the pictures of the exterior part of your home as they appear on the Internet listings. Sometimes a bad picture is all that's preventing your home from selling quickly.
If you see anything that just doesn't appear right either in the pictures or on your garage door, get in touch with your real estate agent. In some cases, a garage door has become the new front door in recently built homes that have been made with huge garages that stand out at the front of the property.