Selling a home isn’t as simple as making sure it’s clean and tidy. While that has some effect, when homeowners bake bread or cookies to lure buyers into their homes, smells are important. According to GetAgent, there are 10 most popular smells, including freshly baked bread.
It was the alluring smell of freshly baked bread that emerged as the most popular aroma.
37 percent of people said that the smell makes them want to buy property.
Freshly washed linen comes second, followed by freshly brewed coffee.
More than 27 percent of those surveyed said they would be interested in buying a home if it melted like coffee.
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“From doing a quick spot of cleaning, rearranging the furniture or opening the windows on a sunny day – the little things can really make a difference in how prospective buyers view a property.
“Our research shows how much home scent affects buyers, with certain scents emerging as favorites among homeowners.
“If you have time before a viewing, baking a loaf of bread, buying fresh flowers or making a good cup of coffee can make all the difference in getting signatures on the dotted line.”
The study also revealed odors that could deter buyers from buying a home.
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While home fragrance may not increase its value, the experts at SCS shared top tips on adding value to a property.
They recommend replacing the radiators and the kitchen floor.
According to SCS, replacing the kitchen floor can increase the property value by £5,000.
They said: “Replacing the kitchen floor not only improves the look and feel of the room, but can also guarantee buyers longevity.
“Doing this can result in a clean and comfortable finish, which is practical and affordable.
“Modern countertop tiles are hard-wearing, waterproof, stain-resistant and durable, so they’re an effective way to add value to a kitchen.”
Upgrading internal doors can increase property value by £7,500.