Most home sellers know the basics of attracting buyers, but in the past few years, people have gotten even more creative by using special scents in their home. That way, they can leave a lasting impression and generate positive feelings about their home from potential buyers. In recent years, realtors have encouraged sellers to burn nice-smelling candles or even to bake a pie before their homes were going to be shown so that people would get a warm and happy feeling when checking out homes. In this case, the nose knows best! Luckily, you don’t have to go to the trouble of baking anymore, but you should certainly consider one of these top five scents for your home to make your home more appealing:
1. Fresh flowers
A study done by Rutgers University found that flowers generate all kinds of positive emotions. So, if you want to stir up all of those good feelings in your potential buyers, have some fresh flowers in the kitchen or right in the entryway. Not only are they pretty, but they serve as a natural air freshener for your home as well! Which flowers are best? When picking out a bouquet, you may want to opt for sweet pea. The scent is similar to brown sugar, and it has been known to promote a sense of well-being. Sweet pea also lasts longer than other flowers, which means you’ll be able to impress more than one potential buyer before you need a fresh batch.
Although you may not want to use fruit-scented candles or plug-ins throughout your entire home, it is a good idea to use fruit in your garbage disposal to eliminate any smells that can come through your sink. After all, old food can sit in your garbage disposal and give off an odor that can be rather unpleasant! By grinding up chunks of grapefruit or lemon, you can add a fresh scent to your entire kitchen and eliminate any negative odors (and feelings!) that may waft up from your garbage disposal.
Adding a cinnamon smell to your home will provide a comforting and inviting environment for potential buyers. That’s because the smell makes people remember all kinds of good memories – like their mothers baking in the kitchen, or drinking hot apple cider on a chilly fall day. Studies have found that men are typically more attracted to the smell of cinnamon, but this spice can bring on happy and warm feelings in both genders.
Lavender is the number-one scent used in aromatherapy for its calming and therapeutic capabilities. As a member of the mint family, the aroma can reduce stress and provide a relaxing affect. This scent is especially effective on women.
As an added bonus, lavender has also been found to reduce coughing and breathing problems. That means this scent can entice buyers and improve their health!
Using scents in your home is a great way to attract buyers and leaving them with a positive experience. Whatever scent you decide to use in your home, it’s important not to go overboard. An overpowering scent could be distracting and a turn-off for potential buyers. Your scent should just barely be noticeable to be most effective.
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