Sounds a little strange, doesn’t it? But the smell of your house, or what greets potential buyers when they walk into your house, can play a huge role in the house-hunting process.
Here are a few tips to make sure your house looks — ahem — smells its best!
- Clean smells! Nothing like Windex, Murphey’s oil and PineSol to make a house smell good. Why? Because it smells clean, of course!
- Lemon. Kitchens are supposed to radiate clean. Having citrus smells such as lemons and oranges in the kitchen help bring out the clean feeling. These smells are also helpful in bathrooms, too.
- Warm. During the fall and winter months, a warm smell can make a house feel cozy and warm. Simmering cinnamon sticks, cloves, whole allspice and a couple of bay leaves can make that great smell.
- Cookies. The smell of warm, chocolate cookies in the kitchen makes almost all of us think of a great home.
Those are a few great ones, however, we plead….don’t overpower! Too much of any smell can turn off people. Keep smells to a minimum to keep the potential homebuyers happy!