How Scent can Help Sell Your House

Get Rid of Unpleasant Odors First

When staging your home for sale, it’s not enough just to cover up odors with irresistible scents. Buyers are smart and will know the underlying smells are there. Rather, you need to get rid of unpleasant odors completely. Things like cat litter, mold, mildew, and garbage should be removed from the premises completely before a single buyer sets foot in your home. 

Avoid Cooking Before a Showing

Before a showing, try to avoid cooking anything that might leave a lingering unpleasant odor. Fish, garlic, onions, etc. smell great while cooking, but leave behind a lingering stench that no one likes to smell. 

If you do cook, try baking something like chocolate cake or anything cinnamon. Chocolate chip cookies are always a great idea since the aroma almost always brings back fond memories of childhood for most people. 

Natural Scents are Good

If you don’t have time to bake a batch of chocolate chip cookies, try using essential oils in natural scents instead. Lilac, vanilla, and cinnamon scents will enhance the overall appreciation of your home. 

Try to avoid using spray or plug-in air fresheners as they can cause allergic reactions in some people. Further, they are often too strongly scented to be enjoyed properly. Opt instead for a diffuser or some strategically-placed candles that are watched closely as they burn. 

As someone that lives in your home every day, it is easy to become used to the smells and not even notice them anymore. Your real estate agent can help by pointing out problem areas and recommending scents that buyers find appealing. 

If you are selling your home, make sure you not only make it look great but that you also make it smell great, too. Scent is important when it comes to selling your house, so be sure to incorporate the tips listed above when getting your home ready for the market.