If you are getting ready to show your home that is for sale, you may wonder if there is anything you can do to make it more appealing. If so, use the tips below to appeal to the senses of potential buyers.
Play Ambient Music Or Sounds Softly In The Background
Before you start showing your house, select a CD featuring soothing instrumental music to play softly in the background. This helps overcome a person's natural feelings of uneasiness when there is complete silence. It also creates a relaxing mood.
If you do not care for straight instrumental music or live in an area that is in the country, you may want to opt for a CD that combines music with ambient sounds that bring the outdoors inside. Themes such as waterfalls, birds chirping, or gentle breezes blowing help to give an outdoorsy feel to your home as well as to relax the mood.
Cook Something That Smells Like Home
Many people feel that the smells of a house make it feel like home, such as an apple pie baking or coffee brewing. To appeal to this feeling, have something seasonal cooking in the kitchen that helps heighten the sense of smell.
For example, if you are trying to sell your home in December, you could pour a cup of apple cider in a small saucepan. Add a couple of sticks of cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg, and you create a combination that reminds people of the scents of the holidays. This then helps the potential buyer to imagine what it would be like to celebrate the holidays in your house the following year.
If you are selling your home in the summer, however, try to unlock the feelings surround the season by grilling something simple outside. Or, you could cut up fresh watermelon in the sink, and place the slices on a platter to offer the buyer. Not only can the fresh melon smell remind the person of summer, but offering a piece to eat enhances the experience by joining with their sense of taste.
Using the above tips can give you house a feeling of "home" to visitors who are looking at it with the intent to buy. If you would like more ideas on increasing your home's appeal, you may want to speak to your real estate agent who can give you advice specific to your house.
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