Written by Vikki Head
…would smell as sweet. Right? YES. But the opposite is true as well. Animal droppings, by any other name, still smell like poo. That is why when listing a home, first impressions for a buyer and that first smell are everything.
I have entered many a house with clients and watched them walk right back out saying, “Something clearly died in there. Next, please.” because of an overwhelming stench that bombarded us as we first entered the door.
Overall, no smell is better than a bad one. That would seem obvious. But going to extra mile and making sure a property smells pleasing to potential buyers can actually, in my esteemed opinion, make a difference.
My personal favorites are your clean smells – fresh scents like linen or spring breeze. Those that aren’t too over-poweringly fragrant but that and something light and airy.
I’ve known some people to bake cookies before a showing. Which is great, as long as you feed me all of said cookies. Because if I smell cookies, you’d better believe I expect to be eating those cookies immediately.
Make your homes enjoyable to visit – make the buyers feel at home, and they will want your house to be their next one.
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