When selling your home, the sense of smell is one of the factors that can either give your home a warm and inviting sense or a deterring feeling. The two biggest odors that can give any home buyer a deterring feeling is the smell of smoke or pet odors. It is so important that when your selling your home that your try to eliminate these smells. Having a good carpet clean prior to listing your home is a recommendation I always give to any home owner. It is a good idea to even have deodorizers used when the carpets are professionally cleaned. If you smoke, this is a time to try to kick the habit, at least in or around your home.
One of the helpful suggestions I give to my homeowners when selling their home is to buy a tub of chocolate chip cookie dough. If possible before showings, bake a quick batch of cookies and leave out for your prospective home buyers. Nothing gives a more warm and fuzzy feeling then fresh-baked cookies and the smell is one of the best to have in your home. If this is not possible, purchase a few plug in’s with a nice and inviting smell.