I am participating in 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2018 (all of my submissions can be found here).
Today’s prompt is: DOOR
Our front door is an issue because it is detracting from the impression potential buyers have of our house when it is shown.
The door is weathered (thanks, Florida) and sticks a little bit (making the opening process a bit rough). Realtors have suggested options: replacing it completely or at least painting it.
Many of the realtors’ suggestions have made perfect sense, but money is tight for cosmetic changes (hence the need to sell in the first place) and we have stalled in making changes to the door.
Frankly, although I agree the changes would help make a better first impression, I know I don’t see this house through a buyers’ eyes.
I see so many Halloweens and greeting neighborhood trick or treaters. I see my son heading to the bus stop right on the corner. I see a family growing up and two children who now have their own doors at their own places.
I know it won’t restore how the door looks, but in my mind’s eye, the wear and tear shows that we hopefully invested in the most important things: loving our kids and trying to give them memorable childhoods.