How to Stage a Home – How Scents Will Entice a Buyer
Spring is often referred to as the best time to sell your home. The real estate market is so busy at this time with offers flying back and forth and cell phones ring constantly. Everybody wants a deal and everybody wants to sell.
If you want to stage your home to get it sold quickly and for the best price, don’t overlook the effects that scents can have. Presenting your property at its best includes making sure that it is not only thoroughly cleaned but also that it smells clean. Adding a homey aroma when the house is being shown will make it easier for a prospective buyer to picture him or herself living there.
The first step when using scents to entice a buyer is to make sure that the premises are free from any unpleasant scents. The entire space must be thoroughly cleaned from top to bottom. Pay particular attention to this step if you have pets, since pet odours are a real turn-off for prospective buyers. Even if you share your digs with multiple companion animals, you want to make sure that anyone coming to view the home never knows based on what your home smells like.
The next thing you need to consider when it comes to staging your home and scents is that cleaning products themselves often have an aroma. If you choose a heavily-scented one, it may turn off potential buyers too.
People who have sensitivities or allergies to airborne elements in their environment may not feel comfortable while on the premises. In a worst case scenario, the person may not even be able to finish walking through the home because they are experiencing distressing symptoms from the scent of the cleaning products. When you are cleaning your home before selling it, try to find products that are effective without a strong aroma.
When the time comes to show your home, make it as inviting as possible by introducing a scent that will make buyers feel as though they are already home. Consider a welcoming scent like, Welcome Home to create a warm, inviting atmosphere. To seal the deal, put some freshly-baked cookies on a decorative plate for your open house guests. The combination of a fresh-smelling home and tasty treats can only help to sell your home quickly.