Selling your home with a sweet scent makes a loooot of cents and sense!

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             Okay! So you are searching for a house for your clients to buy. You are searching on your local MLS until you come across a listing that you think would suit your clients wants,needs and lifestyle. The house looks great. Pictures looks so good you'd think Annie Leibowitz took the pictures of the listing. Virtual tour is courtesy of Point2Agent ( Shameless plug -Then again why am I even mentioning this company if I am not getting paid promoting them? ) Anyway,exterior and interior pictures of the house  looks very nice. So you and your clients go and view this property. On your way to the house,you are silently praying that they like this property because you have been working with themfor two years -two years too long if you ask me. What can I say some people just can't make up their mind when it comes to making a decision on something.


        You finally arrive at the place. Curb appeal alone can attract more bees than a bee hive would.  So you open the door.


And all of a sudden the house smells like a dead skunk 

  ( I couldn't find a dead one. But at least no animal was harmed while writing this post. ) Worse part? You don't know where the smell is coming from. How would you feel if you come back from a hard day of work only to be welcomed by a bad odor? Or you go to a friend,family member or neighbor's house and the house doesn't smell nice. Nobody likes a bad smell. I know I don't. So if you want to sell your house quickly,makes sure it smells good. Good smells attract home buyers to your listings. If you have to open the windows for some fresh air to come in,dump all the trash so no left over pizza or foods that have those awful are not in the trash cans. Plug a air freshner in the wall,spray air freshner or burn one of those scent candles. A house that smells good sells quicker than one that doesn't. Selling your home with a sweet scent makes a whole loooot of cents and sense.


To receive your free list of "Houses for sale in Washington DC",please give me a call at your earliest convenience. I can be reached at 202-378-0283 ( Direct ) or  ( 301 ) 560-6700 x1154 ( Office ). I can also be reached online at and  Thank you very much. Looking forward to helping you make your home sale or purchase a stress free and very happy one. Lanre Folayan - Real Estate Professional with Exit Premier Realty. "Buy and sell a home in Washington,DC"








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Kimberly Wester
Valparaiso, IN
Lanre - You are very entertaining.  Love the post.
Mar 05, 2008 01:42 PM #1
John Hokkanen - Encinitas, CA
Encinitas Real Estate
New Rule: Make sure to eliminate all rodents from house before termite tenting. 
Mar 05, 2008 02:04 PM #2
James Downing - Metro DC Houses Team REALTORS®, CRS, GRI, ABR,MRP, MilRes
Real Living | At Home - Washington, DC
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I always put "Plug-In" type fresheners in my listings.  Even in the vacant ones!  When homes sit empty they get stuffy.  I always to pick a fragrance that is not TOO over-powering though... 

Mar 05, 2008 03:36 PM #3
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES

Kimberly - While thank you. I try. Thanks for your comments.

John -Definitely eliminate the rodents from house before termite tenting. Your funny. Thanks for your comments.

James -Doing that will definitely know keep home buyers from running away once they preview your listing. Thanks for your comments.

Mar 05, 2008 05:25 PM #4
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Naoma Doriguzzi - Virginia Beach, VA
Great point!  I also use the plug in air freshners even in my office.  Nobody likes a smelly house. 
Mar 06, 2008 01:28 AM #5
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
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Naoma - Smelly house can scare people away. Thanks for your comments Naoma.
Mar 06, 2008 07:59 AM #6
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA
You can't sell it if you can smell it! Very funny and entertaining post!!!
Sep 16, 2008 03:54 PM #7
Nancy Howell

Here is a great way to make a house smell wonderful without burning candles and also have the option of lots of amazing scents.  Check out for beautiful warmers that can be left on 24/7 without the danger of fire.  Plug in type warmers are wonderful but I know the ones you buy at the store can be very limited on scents. I love mine!


Oct 02, 2008 03:09 AM #8
Jackson West
Reveal Estate Home Staging - Vancouver - Vancouver, BC

Hi Lanre,

I agree that homes with an odor are an immediate turn off to potential buyers. I would however caution against the use of air fresheners, scented candles or room sprays. Fragrances are subjective and personal and may leave buyers wondering what the home owner is trying to "mask". No smell at all is best in my opinion.

Oct 02, 2008 06:25 AM #9
Wendy Timmons
Move Home Realty - Temecula, CA
Temecula Realtor
Very funny post! Getting rid of the CAUSE of the smells is key :)
Oct 02, 2008 09:33 AM #10
Andy Capelluto
International School of Staging - Seattle, WA

I contacted This is a major breakthrough for home staging.  We all know that smell is the first thing we notice as we enter a home.  I'm excited to try this product and will definitely recommend it to my 'Stagent Students!'

Oct 02, 2008 02:31 PM #11
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