Dec 29, 2009

Aromatherapy for your Home

A home that both looks and smells fresh & clean is easier to sell. But often sellers aren't sure which scents are the most appealing.

Here are a few tips for attracting buyers with a sense of smell:

  • Bleach and chemical cleaning products can make a room sparkle but can leave a strong, unpleasant smell. Only use them if you are trying to mask a really strong odor like smoke or pets.
  • Steer clear of flowery scents. They are a turn off to a lot of people.
  • Fresh linen or fresh rain have a universal appeal. They bring a refreshing feel to the home.
  • One of my favorite scents for a home is pumpkin. Men particularly like this smell, however it is typically available only in the fall.
  • Use a plug-in, stick, gel or spray product that will stay in place a month or so. Place them in the entry, master bedroom and other main areas of the house.
  • A simple way to create a pleasant aroma is to use a spray bottle and add 20 or 30 drops of lemon, orange or cinnamon essential oil to 8 ounces of water. Spray it around the house before a showing. A quick spray to the air vents will help the aroma linger a bit longer.
  • A fresh bar of Dove soap makes the bathroom smell nice.
  • Keep slice and bake cookie dough on hand. Bake them just a few minutes and then turn the oven off and leave the oven door open a little. The smell is delightful when the buyers walk in the door.

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