Why is it important to get rid of home odors while selling your home? Home buyers don’t just look at homes…other senses also come into play when deciding which home to […]
Why is it important to get rid of home odors while selling your home? Home buyers don’t just look at homes…other senses also come into play when deciding which home to choose.
For example, they listen for noises from busy streets, airplanes and railroad tracks.
But, of all the senses, smell can be the most powerful – and is (thankfully) the easiest to fix.
As a home seller, your job is to ensure that your home is as enticing to potential buyers as possible – and that includes ensuring that the home’s scent doesn’t give buyers a reason to look elsewhere. Unfortunately, when living with the odors every day, we can become “nose blind” to them (meaning that we no longer notice the odor). Your real estate agent should tell you if he/she smells an odor when entering your home, but there are steps you can do to remove odors even if you’re not aware of them.
Real estate agents have long used the trick of baking cookies the day of an Open House to fill the home with the inviting aroma. But, what about the day-to-day scent?
To remove odors naturally – without using strong-smelling sprays, candles or plug-ins – consider using this simple solution:
The baking soda will actually pull the offensive odors from the air.
You can also add a few drops of any of the following to add pleasant scents to the room:
If you don’t have a slow cooker, you can use a small pot on the stove for kitchen odors. For other rooms, consider using a candle warmer.