Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate)

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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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That completely depends on the style of home and decor.

I personally like the lever style, but I've owned 1920's homes where the old glass (round) geometric handles were called for.

Jan 03, 2017 07:34 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
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Lever doorknobs are easier for people with arthritis and the like. 

 

Jan 03, 2017 07:29 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

For me it depends more on the need of the owner:  an aging population needs the lever door handle.

Jan 03, 2017 07:31 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
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I am a lever guy. Every door in my home has them. There is a price range for any style home, that shouldn't matter.

Jan 03, 2017 09:56 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

On exterior doors, I prefer knobs but like levers inside the house.  I have learned (the hard way) that my 18 month old grandson can open doors with levers!

Jan 03, 2017 09:32 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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agent & author

many times I have approached a round knob with hands full and it challenges my open whereas the lever requires my elbow. Looks good too!

Jan 03, 2017 08:06 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Going along with the age thing... with small children around, round knob. For the aging population, lever.  And, when I broke my arm, I couldn't even turn a round door knob.

Aesthetically, it depends on the home design and trim package.

Jan 03, 2017 07:50 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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After developing arthritis in my thumbs, I got a whole new appreciation for lever style door knobs. Higher end homes in my market are lever style inside and out. But when I lived in coops that were built in the 19Century or pre-WWII, it was always antique style or glass door knobs... more suitable for the property.

Jan 04, 2017 04:06 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Lever - ALL doors!

Jan 03, 2017 05:28 PM
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Fred - It's weird to realize that in all of my years - and there's a lot of them - I've never thought about doorknobs. I wouldn't want to break that streak : )

Jan 03, 2017 04:14 PM
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Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

From a real estate broker's perspective, the lever is tough to get a lock box on in a condo if you want to have it on the door. On the ADA compliant lever one, I ended up putting on a padlock with a long shackle, then attached the Sentrilock on it. Good thing about that, I could also put a combo lock on there. Still, it was awkward. PS. I used to have a cat that could open the bathroom door that had a knob; a lever would have been even easier. Just sayin'.

Jan 03, 2017 11:30 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Interior doors I prefer the lever style.  They look nice and are easier to open. 

Jan 03, 2017 09:21 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Fred,

It really depends on the architectural style of the home.  The lever style was designed to facilitate easier opening of doors.

Jan 03, 2017 09:08 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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It depends on the style of the house and I have no strong preference - we have pplenty of the lever type in our current home. Plus they are good for the aging population and are easier to operate

Jan 03, 2017 07:51 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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Newer homes the round, older or craftsman style homes the lever.

Jan 03, 2017 07:42 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

No preference except on the front door. Having keys is great but as long as I can get in and get out I'm good.

Jan 03, 2017 07:41 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I know this sounds odd but the lever door handle doesn't work for me 50% of the time lol.

It's supposed to be better for people with arthritis BTW.

Jan 03, 2017 07:40 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
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for my home, I like the old style of door knob... all of my children have the lever style.... 

Jan 03, 2017 07:32 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
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The levers are prefered by more people from what I have seen or the simple plunger handle style not the traditional round knob

Jan 28, 2018 10:24 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I prefer levers in my home, but the turn of the century homes have the original glass knobs.

Jan 05, 2017 08:56 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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Lever knobs are becoming more and more popular in my area. I like them and they are easy to open. 

Jan 04, 2017 03:04 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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No preference.

Jan 04, 2017 06:56 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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I prefer the lever handle myself!

Jan 04, 2017 06:37 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
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does not matter as long as I can open the door

Jan 04, 2017 06:29 AM
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Kathryn Acciari
Century 21 Real Estate - Shrewsbury, MA
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I like an elegant handle on the front door. 

Jan 04, 2017 05:44 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
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Lever

Jan 04, 2017 05:27 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
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I have no preference...

Jan 03, 2017 11:36 PM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

We have levers on all our interior doors and I couldn't have managed without them when I had surgery on both my right shoulder and right hand a few years ago. Our front door has a round knob since we are in a condo and that is what they require.

Jan 03, 2017 10:06 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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My friend Jack prefers those lever handles, the round ones are hard for him to grasp with his paws.

Jan 03, 2017 10:05 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
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I do not like a push button. Round knobs are Ok but a lever is probably my favorite.

Jan 03, 2017 08:35 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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I'll take a round one every day.

Jan 03, 2017 07:45 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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I like the lever style on all of the doors.  Easier to open when hands are full

Jan 03, 2017 06:21 PM
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Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
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I encountered a client last autumn who hated lever handles. She said she had caught her sleeve on a lever and tore her dress. So even though it's an advantage for some, it is possible for the lever to be considered a hazard.

Jan 03, 2017 05:45 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I prefer no knobs at all.

Jan 03, 2017 04:56 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Fred Griffin - I prefer round.

Jan 03, 2017 03:12 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

It depends on who is using the door handle.

Jan 03, 2017 02:23 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I do not care as long as they look good.

Jan 03, 2017 02:19 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Wow Fred, interesting topic.  level for me

 

Jan 03, 2017 02:19 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Hi Fred --  For me it's going to depend on the architecture and design of the property.  I will be more limited in my choice for the exterior since I live in a condo with rules and it appears every unit in our building has a similar style. Obviously inside I have more choices and I'm actually thinking of some updates in this department -- I'll likely go with the lever style when the moment happens.  

Jan 03, 2017 11:52 AM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Levers definitely inside.  Only like round outside if I can't get the separate deadbolt and vertical handle.

Jan 03, 2017 11:48 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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My buyers don't seem to care however in my house I have levers and love the fact I can open a door with my elbow.

Jan 03, 2017 11:09 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

The choice of a knob is totally based on the need and use. Older people do better with handles. But a handle in an historic home is out of place.

Jan 03, 2017 10:49 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Neither for a front door.  I want something more substantial there.  I have the lever sytle in the rest of my house, inside and the back of the house.  Much easier to use when your hands are full. 

Jan 03, 2017 10:29 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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I have both and I prefer the round myself

Jan 03, 2017 10:21 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Fred Griffin No preference, but it should match the style of the house.

Jan 03, 2017 09:33 AM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
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It doesn't matter for me and I'll let my buyer decides. Some people for personal reason may prefer the round door knob over the lever and vice versa.

Jan 03, 2017 08:30 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
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Round

Jan 03, 2017 08:21 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Everything matters.

Especially the needs of the occupant.

No one rejects Universal Design, while some need a home compliant with Universal Design for their aging in place objectives.

The Supra is more suited for one design while the others creates an inventory loss situation.

Jan 03, 2017 08:19 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
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My personal preference is the lever door handle. 

Jan 03, 2017 08:07 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

It does not matter  as long as it is easy to open.

Jan 03, 2017 07:48 AM