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Tips for The Best House Selling Smell

selling a home Tips for The Best House Selling SmellA recent article in the Times Colonist wrote about how the scent of a home can affect its sale to prospective buyers.

So what is the best house selling smell?

Real estate agents recommend that offending smells should not just be covered up with other scents, but removed completely.

“In my experience, the absence of smell is the best smell,” says Mark McDougall, an agent with Royal LePage Coast Capital. “It doesn’t offend.”

Over time, homeowners become immune to the smells in their house. Ever walk into a house with a dog and get floored by the stink? The dog owner probably doesn’t notice anymore. Cigarette smokers also become desensitized to the ashtray scent that lingers in curtains and upholstery.

Here are some tips for deodorizing your house before selling:

  1. Sprinkle carpets with baking soda before vacuuming. Try Arm & Hammer Carpet Care & Room Allergen Reducer & Odor Eliminator
  2. To get rid of cooking smells, open windows while cooking. Citrus air freshener sprays also are best for eliminating cooking odor.
  3. Use disinfectant deodorizer cleaners in the bathroom to get rid of mold, mildew and bacteria.

Check out for all the cleaning products you need for getting ready to sell your house!

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6 Responses to “Tips for The Best House Selling Smell”

  1. Jessica - January 19th, 2011 at 7:48 am

    I love the Arm & Hammer Carper Odor Eliminator! Makes my apartment smell great!

  2. Sara - January 19th, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Great Ideas!!!

    I have ALWAYS used Febreze to get rid of my cooking odors!!!

    I recently found this video on behalf of Febreze SPORT:

    I am going to pick some up to use in our gym at home before we put our house on the market!

  3. Molly - January 20th, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Thanks for the link! Febreze is a good option too for quick touch-ups!

  4. South Florida Commercial Cleaning Services - January 20th, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Thanks for the tips for deodorizing house before selling.

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