Do Scents Help Sell Homes Faster? Here are 5 Best Scents for Open Houses
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Do Scents Help Sell Homes Faster? Here are 5 Best Scents for Open Houses

Every house has its own smell. No matter how scent-free it may seem to you, it is important to keep your property clean and fresh. In order to improve your house’s scent make sure to proceed to a deep cleaning. This will give you a good base prior to having an open house.

If you’re planning to sell your house, you’ll want to make sure it can pass the smell test. Even if the smell of freshly baked cookies might not actually work as it can distract your potential buyers, there are a few things you should consider to provide a great experience for your visitors.

While bad smells can deter your potential buyers, the right smell could help you sell your home much faster. Avoid fake fragrances and keep it simple. It is recommended to opt for a much more subtle approach rather than trying to distract your potential buyers with a strong smell. Undertones of scents are easier for the olfactory senses to process which will help provide a pleasant property viewing. Here are 5 best scents you should use for your next open house.

Smells that sale

1. Citrus

By using essential oils or actual fruits such as lemons and oranges, the scent of citrus will make a home smell fresh and clean. It will leave a positive impression on those who will smell it.

2. Cinnamon

Feeling festive? Cinnamon evokes happy memories of cozy winter evenings and has the capability to relax and to reduce irritability when used strategically. To spice the aroma, do not hesitate to add a sprinkle of nutmeg and anise.

3. Herbs

Herbs like rosemary, thyme or basil will make your house smell fresh without overwhelming your potential buyers. This is an excellent way to diffuse a delicate aroma across the rooms.

4. Pine and Cedar

These two fragrances are very appreciated during the cold season especially when the holidays come around.

5. Potpourri

This mixture of dried petals can be a great subtle way to diffuse a pleasant, yet gentle smell into your house as the mesmerizing scent of oil, flowers and spices has a calm and relaxing effect. Plus, it’s completely natural and has no chemical substances.

Looking to sell your property? Contact Bob Blake today.