As a home seller, you know that making a good first impression is everything. While having clean walls and floors shines well on potential buyers, there’s one quick trick to attract them even more: scenting your home with delightful aromas! Whether diffusing an essential oil or baking cookies for showings, adding a special scent makes all the difference! But beware – while the right scents can evoke positive emotions in your visitors, an overwhelming smell might have the opposite effect. This blog post will explore some of the dos and don’ts of using fragrances to tickle the senses when selling your home.
- Lemon – A subtle hint of lemon can evoke a sense of calm and cleanliness, setting the stage for potential buyers.
- Coffee – The smell of freshly brewed coffee can create an inviting, warm, and cozy atmosphere.
- Jasmine – This sweet floral scent adds a touch of luxury that can be hard to resist.
- Cinnamon – Offering the perfect combination of warm and spicy, this scent helps create a comforting environment that draws people in.
- Vanilla – The classic aroma of vanilla brings a subtle sweetness to the air that encourages people to linger in the home just a bit longer.
- Tobacco – Cigarette Smoke (Do people still smoke in their homes?)
- Curry & Chili Powder – These types of spices can create strong, lingering smells that people may find unpleasant.
- Floral or Musky– These types of scents can be too intense and overwhelming.
- Synthetic fragrances such as those found in air fresheners and candles – These types often overpower the senses, making it difficult for people to focus on the details of the home they are viewing. Some synthetic fragrances can also invoke migraines or asthmatic coughing spells. You certainly don’t want that to be why someone remembers your home.
- Pet Odors – Whether from cats, dogs, or other pets, they can permeate fabrics and hard surfaces, creating an overpowering smell that is difficult to ignore.
If you want to sell your home, make sure it’s delightfully scented! In short, use common sense, and don’t let your house become an olfactory minefield.
If you need more tips for selling your home, let us know. We’d be happy to help!