Sensory research shows that the smell of a home can affect a person’s mood.
A light floral fragrance can put people in a more pleasant mood, citrus scents, such as lemon and grapefruit, can have an energizing effect. Vanilla is one of those scents that is universal…people find it relaxing and comforting.
Making sure that your home’s scent appeal is inviting is an important aspect in selling your home.
Here are some tips:
Take the trash out. When your home is being shown, make sure to empty all garbage cans and kitty litter pans. There is nothing worse than an unpleasant odor from trash.
Snuff out the smoke. You may want to consider only smoking outside and use an ionizer to remove any old smoke smells.
Watch what you cook. The odor of foods such as fish, broccoli, cauliflower, and garlic can linger long after the food was cooked.
Bathe your pets. Pets can be a source of smells. Make sure to clean the pet’s bedding regular, vacuum frequently, and give the dog a bath if needed.
Don’t cover the smell. Sometimes it takes a thorough cleaning of drapery, carpets, area rugs, upholstery and window treatments to remove any stagnant odors.
Introduce pleasant scented items. Purchase some scented candles, scented plug-ins, reed diffusers, or odor eliminators. Be careful when choosing scents. Make sure the scents are pleasant, subtle and not overpowering. Smart Buyers do not want to think that you are trying to cover up smells. Suggested basic scents would be: vanilla, cinammon, lemon, clean linen, lavender, peppermint, and apple.