No there are the scents everyone talks about, these are Coffee and freshly baked bread they may be cliché, but there is some truth behind the only wives tale that cents can sell homes. The question is, which ones ? Lets find out!
Dust & Scrub
Before you can start to think about adding beautiful scents to your home, it’s important you make sure your property is beautifully clean first. That’s not to say that you want to leave your home smelling of bleach and disinfectant, of course you don’t, but performing a deep clean prior to putting your home on the market will give you a good base to build on.
Main culprits for holding bad smells in the home include:
- Sofas and other upholstered furniture
- Carpets and rugs
- Pet goods (bedding, litter trays, etc.)
Concentrating on areas where smells linger will help freshen the whole house or apartment. Clean things smell clean, and buyers will notice if they’re not.
Smells that sell
Now your home is spick and span, is it time to dig out the cafetiere and banneton? Well, you could do, but it may not necessarily be the best approach. Despite being synonymous with property viewings, smells like brewed coffee and freshly baked bread or cookies may actually work against you, as they can distract buyers whilst they’re looking around your home.
Here are some of our favourites:
Thought to leave a positive impression on those who smell it, citrus is a winner when it comes to selling property.
Another great scent for selling property, pine may come as a surprise to many...largely because the fragrance from this evergreen coniferous trees has been misused in poor quality cleaning products over the years. However, if you can find a good pine scent to fill your home with you’ll be onto something.
Experience this with out Pine Needle Natural Soy Candle
While you’ll want prospective buyers to get excited about your property, you’ll also want them to remain calm during the viewing so they can take in all the details of your home...this is where jasmine can play a role. Thought to be a very calming and relaxing scent available, jasmine is highly underrated when it comes to property viewings, but it’s one that works. Try it out for yourself with our Jasmine Soy Candle
Like pine, the scent of cinnamon can evoke memories of wintery evenings spent by the fire, but it also has therapeutic properties too. Thought to reduce irritability and drowsiness, this spice can relax muscles and increase circulation when used for aromatherapy. When it comes to selling homes, however, it’s simply the feeling of goodwill a few strategically placed cinnamon sticks will bring that’ll work in your favour.
Although vanilla has become synonymous with everything boring, unconventional, and normal, its scent still works wonders in the home. The sweet fragrance of vanilla is thought to help relieve stress and anxiety offering a calming environment that could make your home feel like an oasis for anyone viewing multiple properties that day.
The key thing to remember when using scents to sell property is that less is more. Overpowering smells, no matter how pleasant, are not what you’re looking for. Opt instead for just a hint of fragrance in the air so your prospective buyers can concentrate on the property and its features...rather than working out whether those cookies are chocolate chip or caramel pecan both of which you can experience in a Cozy Glow candle.