I bet you have heard about a dozen or so tips to help sell your on the market home. I bet the one you have heard of the most is baking cookies just prior to an open house or showings. Here are some fact from Washington State University and Realtor.org Magazine about this. Hope you enjoy reading this, cheers cvc
- Just about everyone loves the smell of fresh-baked cookies, but new research suggests that aromas do not help sell homes.
- A study by Washington State University found that although homeowners are often told to create pleasing aromas when potential buyers pay a visit, that complex smells, like baked goods and potpourri, are likely to dampen enthusiasm for a fast sale for top dollar.
- Complex scents, even if they’re pleasant, can be a distraction because some people subconsciously dedicate time and energy to figuring out what the aroma is, rather than processing whether the home is a place they could live.
- Instead, the author of the study recommends simple scents, such as lemon, basil, and pine, since they’re easier to process and less distracting and thus more conducive to spending.
- Scents also need to be congruent with the home. A cedar smell might work well with a mountain home, but it could seem out of place at a beach house.
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