Smells That Help You Sell

Mar 21, 2021

Our sense of smell is more influential many ways than our visual senses. That is because a fragrance can evoke a memory, an emotion and attraction. When cleaning and staging a home to sell, don’t forget to add a nice subtle fragrance, it can actually help you sell.

Our sense of smell is more influential many ways than our visual senses. That is because a fragrance can evoke a memory, an emotion and attraction. When cleaning and staging a home to sell, don’t forget to add a nice subtle fragrance, it can actually help you sell.

So when you are staging a home for sale, in addition to all the visual niceties that you or your home staging company add, make the home’s scent a high priority.

The top 5 fragrances to use in your home during a showing or open house are:
Citrus.
Citrus fruits like lemons and oranges smell fresh, and they’re a more durable fruit with longer-lasting scents that are particularly fragrant.
Herbs. Using scented herbs can also bring a refreshing, familiar smell to the nose. Instilling rosemary, lemongrass or basil in the home when selling, especially in the kitchen, will create a warm and welcoming feeling for buyers.

Vanilla. There is something about vanilla that makes the room feel cozy. Grab a vanilla candle or make your own scent using vanilla beans or extract. You can use almond or mint extract to bring in a fresh scent as well.

Baked Goods. A house that smells like freshly baked cookies can evoke a warm and homey feeling. Brownies seem to be a favorite for homebuyers.

Cinnamon. In keeping with the sweet scents, cinnamon is another favorite for homebuyers. After all, who can resist the sweet smell of cinnamon buns? Cinnamon also evokes a sense of the holidays.