When I come home, one of the things I enjoy most is the smell. Whether it's dinner being cooked by my husband, the smell of the Christmas Tree or a scented candle, each one smells like home to me and it warms my heart. I know I'm not the only one who feels this way and I try to incorporate this into the homes I'm trying to sell. If I'm at an open house or one of my listings is having a showing, I try to set it up so that it smells like home, depending on the season.
Since we are entering the winter season, some of my favorites scents to use are all holiday related. If you are the homeowner you can bake cookies, cakes or pies and have your home smell amazing! The smell of the freshly baked goodies can last for hours. Not only that, but you can leave out the goodies for the people who come to see the home. If you don't have time to bake though, you can find a lot of great holiday scented candles at a number of different stores. Some of my favorites are Yankee Candles: Balsam and Cedar, Holiday Garland, Christmas Cookies and Jack Frost.
In the spring, I like to freshen it up with floral scents. A lot of people tend to want to open up the windows and let in the fresh spring air, and you should do this with your home when showing it. Open up those windows, buy some fresh flowers (nothing too strong) and put them out on the tables around your home. If flowers are a bit too pricey, go with the floral scented candles. Some of my favorite scented Yankee Candles for the spring are: Lilac Blossoms, Tulips and Fresh Cut Roses.
When summer comes along, I try to open up with more of a clean smell. Open up those windows and let the fresh ocean breeze in if you live near the water. Not on the water? Well if you have a fresh cut lawn or a flower garden, this can also bring some fresh scents into the home. If you don't have either or it's too hot outside, Yankee Candle can come to the rescue again: Green Grass, Sweet Honeysuckle, Beach Walk and Coconut Bay.
Lastly, in the fall, I like to recommend baking some fresh goods but this time with fruits. Apple and pumpkin pies are a staple in the fall season and offer a nice fall homely smell that will fill your house. Some of my all time favorite candles are the Yankee fall candles: Autumn Leaves, Autumn Wreath, Apple Cider and Pumpkin Pie!
Now a lot of people's favorite scents do differ, but if you stick to seasonal favorites you should be just fine. Just as long as your house doesn't smell of mildew or wet dog when your potential buyers come for a visit!