Moving homes can be one of life’s most stressful events. There’s a lot to think about, whether it’s putting your home up for sale, packing your things or simply making the decision that the time is right to sell your home can be stressful. You want to make the process as easy and stress-free as possible.
The first step before looking into what scents to put into your home is making sure that any bad odors are eliminated. Getting rid of that old couch or that funky smelling chair can be the first step in making sure your home gets sold! So make sure you give your home a deep spring clean before showing it off to prospective buyers.
Once that deep clean is out of the way you can focus on making your house smell like the palace it is!
Here are some scents to spruce up your home and make it ready for sale:
The smell of fresh citrus is a scent that almost all of us immediately resonate with, and one study suggests it can add thousands to the value of your home.
An Australian Study of 44 potential home buyers looked at how scents can affect perceptions of a home’s value. The 44 people were split into two groups to inspect a house that had been infused with the smell of either freshly-baked brownies, hot bread, roast chicken, freshly brewed coffee, citrus or smelly socks.
The groups were asked to estimate the value of the house from anywhere between $700,000 to $850,000. The smell of citrus in the home got the highest average valuation at $850,000 followed by the scent of brownies with an average value of $820,000 Unsurprisingly smelly socks averaged the lowest valuation at just $743,750.
Earthy fragrances such as Pine, Eucalyptus, and Lemongrass lend to a natural smelling home. Eucalyptus and Lemongrass are known to stimulate the senses. The scent of fresh herbs can help create a warm, snug feeling in your home.
A fresh scent of Mint, Thyme, Basil, or Rosemary will undoubtedly live long in the memory of any potential buyer. It’s essential to put yourself in the shoes of the buyer and think about how you would feel looking around a house that had a pleasant scent.
Where To Buy Your Scents
You can get the aromas of your choice in your home with the help of scent diffusers, candles, and reeds. At Hotel Scents, we specialize in carrying a wide range of fragrances for home scenting. Choose from a variety of scents to match the style of your home and your own unique personality. If you’re looking for a citrus scent for your home, then take a look at our Mystify Scent which combines citrus lemon with a green melon accord.
Our fragrance experts will be happy to provide you with their insights into what scents will work wonders for your home. Come by our showroom or look online for our full range of heavenly scents.