Good Scents!

This is one that most of us miss.  It’s how our homes smell. That is because it’s very easy to get accustomed to the smell of a place when you are living there every day.  However, when someone comes for a first time visit they are much keener on the home’s scent. And if there is a funky odor or a strong pet smell, know that the possible purchasers are thinking “does this smell stay with the house?”

For this one, ask family, friends or your real estate agent for an honest assessment. And whatever they say to address, don’t get your feelings hurt. Their candid comments could fix an issue unbeknownst to you!

Here’s a good list of things to keep prospective buyers off the scent:

1.  Replace. Has the family room rug had its share of accidental spills, muddy shoes, and Fido?  A new one will look and smell so much better!

2.  Take it on. If the odor is coming from your carpet or couch, there are wonderful deodorizers that tackle the big things.

3. Clean it.  This is a good one for bed linens, drapes and throw rugs. I promise you there is such a thing as bad sheet smell!

4. Spray Away. For a quick freshener, this can do the trick.

5.  Fresh air. Got a nice day with a cool breeze?  This is a perfect opportunity to air out your house.

6. Light it up. Candles are my all time favorite room enhancers.  They are pretty, fragrant and go with any décor.

7. Make it last. Plug-in and table top room fresheners give you at least a good month of great smells.

8. Soak it up. Fragrant odor absorbers are another great option.

9.  Nature’s fragrance. If you ever smelled orange blossoms, you know how a great flower can fill up any room.

10. Remove it. Whether it is old food or old socks, get rid of what reeks!

Lastly, don’t forget to thank the people who loved you enough to tell you the truth!

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