There are many things to consider when looking at your next potential home – from the look and feel of the property to the surrounding street noise or the smell of the house. But can certain smells help sell your home faster?
Estate agent comparison site GetAgent has carried out new research that suggests certain smells encourage people to give up on a home more than others. The study also reveals odors that deter visitors from returning to the property.
Top 10 smells that will sell your house fast
The smell of freshly baked bread emerged as the most popular scent, with one in three people (37%) citing the smell as making them more interested in buying a property. Followed by freshly laundered linens (36%), freshly brewed coffee (27%), the smell of new carpet (25%) and freshly cut grass (25%) will speed up the process of selling your home. .
Fresh apple pie (14%) and freshly baked birthday cake (11%) are the other baked goods ranked in the top ten most attractive smells, suggesting you should head to the kitchen to bake for the pre-home look if available. time.
Top 10 Odors That Will Stop People From Buying Your Home
68% of buyers said that the smell of mold would put them off buying a property, while 64% said that vomiting would put them off making an offer. The smell of cannabis (55%), farts (53%) and baby nappies (50%) rounded out the top five scents that make people less likely to buy a property.
40% to 45% of homeowners say that the smell of burnt tires, smoke or a dusty room also puts them off the home supply, which shows the need for regular and perhaps even more cleaning during your stay. Prospective buyers are visiting.
Colby Short, Founder and CEO of GateAgent, comments: “When preparing your home for a showing, there are many things to think about. From doing a quick cleaning spritz, rearranging the furniture, or even opening the windows on a sunny day – the little things really make a difference in the impact on prospective buyers viewing the property.”
“Our research shows that just how much the smell of a home affects buyers, certain smells seem to be popular with homeowners. If you have time before the viewing, bake a loaf of bread, buy fresh flowers or cook some. A good coffee can really make all the difference to get signatures on the dotted line. If you are lucky enough to win one of our limited edition candles, why not light this before the viewing and let you and your visitors enjoy it.Three time favorite fragrances!
“On the other hand, certain odors seem to put people off buying a home – even if they like the rest of the property. Make sure to clean your home regularly and open windows around the house to prevent it from clinging to bad odors. Air movement.”
Scents for sale
GetAgent has made the top three scents into a ‘selling scent’ candle to perfectly replicate the environment that can help you sell your home. The unique product will blaze its way through the smells of freshly baked bread, laundry and freshly brewed coffee, filling your home with aromas that buyers will love to smell.
For those of you who want to know what the worst-smelling candle in your home looks like, there’s an ‘unscented’ candle that burns with three levels of sickening smells, including mold, vomit and cannabis.
‘Scented for Sale’ candles will be awarded to selected winners and the competition closes at 11.59pm on Sunday 4th September.
To learn more and to enter your chance to own a limited edition set of candles, click here