Selling Your Home? Don't Forget to Set the Mood!

Reblogger Roy Kelley
Real Estate Agent with Realty Group Referrals 16766

After you’ve cleaned and edited, repaired and replaced, here are 4 mood setting tips to help get your home sold.

Original content by Kathy Streib

Selling Your Home? Don’t Forget to Set the Mood!


Preparing your home for sale is like getting ready for your first dinner dining roomparty. You want to make a good impression.


It’s important to set the mood. You may be a gourmet cook and have prepared something that would befit any 5-star restaurant.


However, the last thing you would want to do is serve it on paper plates!

You would light candles, set out your best dishes, cloth napkins, the whole works!


Selling your home is much the same.  Your home may have “good bones” but because buying a home is part emotional and part practical, you’ll need to market to the emotional side of your buyers.


After you’ve cleaned and edited, repaired and replaced, here are 4 mood setting tips to help get your home sold.



It’s amazing what lighting can do to a room.  And unfortunately, many homes don’t have enough of it.

Add lighting to your secondary bedrooms.  So many of the homes I’ve seen have the overhead light and not much else.  Add a few extra lamps to your nightstands.

Soften the lighting in your kitchen with a small under- the- counter lamp.

When your house is being shown, make sure that every light is turned on!


orchid2. Flowers and plants.

Rooms need life in them and plants and flowers say just that.

Add flowers that need very little care, such as a Phalaenopsis orchid.  

Consult with your local gardening center and choose plants that require very little care.

Remove those plastic/papery arrangements ASAP!



3. Scent

Clean is the best sent you can use.  What you don’t want to do is go retro and bake cookies just before a showing or simmer some cloves and cinnamon.  Buyers are onto this and may wonder what you’re trying to cover up.

DO NOT leave candles burning.  

Instead...consider using a diffuser in rooms.  They do not depend upon electricity nor do they require leaving an unintended fire hazard.


4. Seasonal Hints

If your home is owner-occupied, Buyers will know this.  It’s ok to have a bowl of apples out in the Fall, apothecary jars filled with Halloween candy in October, colorful jelly bean -filled jars in the spring or a large glass bowl filled with ornaments and pine cones during the holidays.  


These touches tell buyers that this is a home and helps them envision themselves there.


Selling your home?  Don’t forget to set the mood!


 Kathy Streib 

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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

These are all good points...they are things that are often overlooked. Good re-blog choice, Roy.

Mar 31, 2016 07:37 PM #1
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Roy Kelley ,

Excellent choice of post to re-blog! Love these points..often a seller will overlook these..great advice!

Mar 31, 2016 08:57 PM #2
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

This is a good post to reblog. I will share it with home sellers.

Mar 31, 2016 10:06 PM #3
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Please be sure to leave comments at the original blog by Kathy Streib

Mar 31, 2016 10:42 PM #4
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Enjoy and follow Kathy.  Caught this the first go around.  Make it a great day Roy.  Mark

Mar 31, 2016 11:42 PM #5
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

This is so true...great post and reblog...I hope your Friday is a good one!

Apr 01, 2016 12:00 AM #6
Kathryn J.
Rentec Direct - Grants Pass, OR
Rentec Direct

We will make sure to share comments on Kathy's blog.  Thank you for sharing.

Apr 01, 2016 12:35 AM #7
HGNL Digital Marketing Agency
Detroit, MI
We are a full service real estate marketing agency

Roy Kelley : Great re-blog.

I love the idea of using seasonal hints.



Apr 01, 2016 04:12 AM #8
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Apr 01, 2016 06:12 AM #9
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Excellent choice for resharing Roy. Kathy has great material and ideas to share.

Apr 01, 2016 01:43 PM #10
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

We have a rainy Saturday morning in Maryland. Have an outstanding weekend.

Apr 01, 2016 11:12 PM #11
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning to all. We have chilly weather in Maryland this morning.

Have an outstanding week.

Apr 03, 2016 08:32 PM #12
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