You’ve cleaned the house, re-organized the nooks and crannies, removed bulky, unappealing furniture, and primped the landscape and flowerbeds. And now, you want to add a little something extra to entice potential homebuyers on the next showing.
Try adding fresh aromas around your home.
Of course, there is no need to add an explosion of aromas in every square inch of the home (this tactic might actually backfire on you…).
Rather, add simple, subtle hints of scent throughout your home. This might just be the je-ne-sais-quoi factor that sways a homebuyer.
While a simple smell is not likely to be the deciding factor for a homebuyer, showing your home with fresh scents can help potential buyers envision their own lives inside the home.
For this reason, try one of the five scents recommended by U.S. News and World Report:
#1 Citrus (There’s a reason cleaning product companies commonly add lemon and orange scents to their products…)
#2 Herbs (Try this in the kitchen.)
#3 Vanilla (Who doesn’t feel cozy after getting a whiff of vanilla?)
#4 Green Tea (This aroma tends to invoke a sense of harmony.)
#5 Pine and Cedar (Both are excellent wintertime fragrances.)
While candles might do the trick, using candles also pose potential hazards. Instead, reed diffusers, deodorizing disks, potpourri, or an oil plug-in can be just as effective. (Just make sure to read the device instructions before using.)
Give one of these scents and methods a try for your next home showing and unleash a refreshing aroma to welcome your potential homebuyers.