Scents and aromas can have a dramatic impact on people’s
emotions, otherwise, there wouldn’t be a multi-billion-dollar
Don’t ignore the power of fragrance when showing your home.
Smoke, pet odors, 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 –
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,
Once you’ve removed any aromas that might be off-putting and
freshened the air in your home, you can actually use scent to
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.