Contractors and Landlords—Make a Good First Impression With the Right Entry Lock

Building homes and renting apartments as a landlord can be exciting entrepreneurial endeavors, especially when you invite a potential homeowner or tenant to tour a space that they’re excited about. But, what kind of first impression are you making?

The very first thing they see before they enter is the door, and the most noticeable feature of any door is the doorknob. If you’re using a ratty, outdated, or just plain ugly doorknob, it probably isn’t making the right first impression. And without the right first impression, it’s going to be harder for you to get someone to move in.

Get potential homeowners and renters excited about entering a new space by choosing a doorknob that welcomes them home.

Style Matters

A doorknob is just a doorknob—nothing could be further from the truth!

Entry locks come in many different shapes, styles, and finishes, and they come in so many different varieties for a reason. The style you choose can enhance or detract from the overall appearance, not only of the front door, but from the overall look and feel of the property.

Choose carefully from a wide variety of styles and finishes that include:

  • Tulip style knobs

  • Flat ball style knobs

  • Lever wave style handles

  • Satin nickel, polished brass, and rubbed bronze

  • And more
Not sure which style is right for your property? Don’t be afraid to call in a designer, especially if you’re selling or renting a high-value property.

SmartKeys Are a Smart Solution for Rentals

SmartKeys have gotten a bit of a bad rap lately, but they’re proving to be just as secure, if not more secure, than other lock types.

These locks look modern, so they’re a great addition to any home, but they’re especially effective for landlords and property managers. They make a great first impression, but they also make it extremely easy to rekey a unit when a tenant moves out.

Instead of replacing the lock every time someone moves out, it can simply be rekeyed. It doesn’t matter if the previous tenants made unauthorized keys or they didn’t manage to return all the keys they were given. The same lock can be used over and over again, saving you money.

Conform to Local Building Codes

It’s a no brainer that you should conform to your area’s building codes, but it can actually put homeowners’ and renters’ minds at ease. Not only because it makes a property safer, but because conforming to the right codes is actually better for the handicapped too.

Ever wonder why you see so many lever style handles in public places? That’s because they’re required for handicapped access. If you want to make sure your property is handicap accessible, use lever style handles.

Even the smallest details matter when you’re remodeling a home or apartment building. Take the time to find the perfect handles for your property and you can ensure that you leave a good first impression with everyone who walks through the front door.


Carmelo is a marketing writer and blogger helping small and medium size businesses craft winning content strategies. She's always scouting the web for new social media strategies and is slightly addicted to apps. When not tapping the keyboard, you are likely to find her in the park playing with her uncontrollably friendly Irish setter or trying out new vegan recipes.

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