If you are ready to sell your home you have likely already taken a few steps. This means that you have paid attention to all that you are suppose to do to prepare your home for sale. You have decluttered and depersonalized. In addition, you have also deep cleaned and made sure that your home is in top shape and ready to go on the market. However, there is one more thing to consider that can make a huge difference in whether a buyer wants to buy your home or the one that is in your neighborhood that is also on the market. That one more thing is how does your home smell?
Ready to Sell Your Home, How Does It Smell?
Selling a home, plays on the senses. You want the buyer to imagine living there. For this reason, it is important to create a warm and inviting environment for the buyer while they are in your home. That is why smells are very important during showings or an open house. Smells connect us to memories and it is important that buyers feel that connection to your home.
Cookies, Breads, and Pies
Certain smells help with that connection. For instance, the smell of cookies fresh out of the oven remind us of the holidays and time spent in the kitchen with friends and family. Additionally, some of the best smells often are smells that come from the kitchen. This means scents like the smell of cookies, pie, and fresh baked bread. A showing does not mean that you need to bake cookies, pie or bread every time.
Use Modern Tricks
Many of these smells can be recreated, artificially. You can do this through the use of candles, air fresheners and sprays. Another trick is to pour some artificial vanilla flavoring in an oven safe container. Put the container in the oven at 300 degrees for a few minutes just before a showing. It will give off the scent of freshly baked cookies without the trouble. Vanilla is a great smell that seems to be enjoyed by all and connects people to good memories of home. Good memories of home can help a buyer feel the connection and feel safe in your home.
Don’t Forget the Bathrooms
Other smells that are appealing in bathrooms include eucalyptus, sage or lavender. These smells create a spa like calming feel. Be careful using too many scents throughout the home. Also be careful not to make scents overbearing. Too much can give the impression that you have something to hide and be as bad as unpleasant orders. Too much can also cause headaches and allergic reactions and be distracting.
When You’re Ready to Sell Your Home Good Smells Create Positive Feelings
Remember the purpose behind creating good smells in your home is to be positive. This is especially important when you are ready to sell your home. You want the buyers to leave with a good feeling that they just found home. If you would like help creating a scent profile for your home Contact Us, we would be happy to assist.