As your buyer walks through your front door in to your hallway, how your property smells will be amongst the first things they will take note of. It is important to get it right.
- Open windows before viewings in all rooms to circulate fresh air. This is one of the simplest things to do. Remember that you are used to the smell of your home, but your buyers aren't.
- Restrict the animals to just one area, then all you have to do is deep clean that one space and you are not fighting a loosing battle. Sadly, not all buyers love animals as much as you might do.
- Avoid preparation of strong smelling foods that might linger.
- Wheelie bins; move them away from doors and windows, especially the front door if possible. Not only does it mean they're not visible upon entry, it should keep the smells out too.
- Freshen your carpets and rugs with 'Shake & Vac', it leaves them clean and smelling nice. Carpet cleaners are especially useful for lingering smells and stains that might need a little more attention.
- Check your fridge for out of date, smelly items at the bottom of the vegetable drawer.
- Freshly washed laundry generally smells nice, you can't really go wrong here.
- Cut grass in the Summer months is often quoted as a favourable smell within a property.
If in doubt, ask a friend, neighbour or your estate agent for their honest opinion and how they might counteract the smells.
Got a question? Call us on 020 8432 2800.
All the best,
Lyttons Estate Agents