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Dear Denise
I’m a bloke and I need to Sell My Home. Do I really need to do the smelly candle thing?
MW Medowie

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ONE of the first impressions you have of a home, that you don’t always consider, is the smell.

If a home smells fresh & clean, buyers don’t always notice, but if it smells bad, well that’s another matter.

It has been said that one of the tricks of selling is to bake cookies or brew coffee just before a Sales inspection or open home.

Personally, I believe your home just needs to at least smell fresh & clean.

If you don’t want to bother with fragrant candles, plug in electronic air fresheners can be nice & are set & forget. Always ensure the smell of them is not too overpowering though as they can induce headaches or just be distracting & annoying.

Some odours to consider are; pets, dirty laundry, bed linen plus garbage bins – inside & out.

Overall just don’t give your buyers any opportunity to think the house is dirty & needs a major clean up. Neutral, clean smelling spaces are always best.

Hope that helps,

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