Scents and aromas can have a dramatic impact on peoples emotions, otherwise, there wouldn’t be a multi-billion-dollar fragrance industry!
Don’t ignore the power of fragrance when showing your home. Smoke, pet odours, and cooking smells can each dramatically impact how potential buyers feel about your house.
If your potential buyers never form an emotional connection to your home, chances are that they will remain just that – potential buyers.
Don’t allow smoking in your house for weeks leading up to showing it, find a pet-sitter for a few days, and clean, clean, clean!
Once you’ve removed any aromas that might be off-putting and freshened the air in your home, you can actually use scent to your advantage.
Consider doing some baking prior to showings. The scent of fresh apple pie is hard to beat when it comes to creating the atmosphere of a welcoming home!
TIP: In a pinch, a mixture of water, vanilla extract, and brown sugar in an oven on low heat can be used to create the pleasing aroma of fresh baking.
To a certain extent, buyers make purchase decisions based on their emotional response, so it’s important to make it easy for them to fall in love with your home. Pleasant smells are one more way to do so.
Want to help Sell Your House? Get Lost!
What is the best thing you can do during showings of your house?
Make yourself scarce.
Ever shopped in a store where the employees clearly work on commission and almost seem to lurk in the background, watching your every move, while you shop?
This scenario doesn't really put you in the buying mood, does it?
It can be uncomfortable exploring a home when you also feel like you’re being watched. Making buyers feel comfortable when looking for a home is absolutely essential. Buyers tend to have little interest in asking you questions about your property because the answers you provide will certainly be biased in some way. This is why you have hired a real estate agent to represent you and your home. Who better than a qualified professional to be the spokesperson for your home.
You carefully selected and hired a Realtor® to sell your house – now is the time to step back and let him or her do just that!. I'm happy to share many more tips to help your home sell quicker and for more money let's set up a convenient time to meet. I look forward to hearing from you.