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The Cookies are Baking!

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Real Estate Agent with Vylla Home

Freddy Solis -Homes For Sale

I learned early on from some agents in my area how to prepared for an open house so I decided to use some of their ideas. One was the smell of fresh baked cookies in the property you plan to show. I like fresh cookies specially when they are just out of the oven, so I figure this will be a great selling tool, at the time I imagine those buyers will remember this open house every time they smell, think or see a cookie, I got motivated, I felt good about the open house, as you know an open house can get so boring just not a place you want to be on a Saturday afternoon.

Well, I got ready and brought with me some fresh cookies and since they were already cooked all I had to do was just get them nice and warm in the microwave and I would have an open house smelling like a fresh cookie just out of the oven. That was the my plan, but as you must have already figured it out it did not work out that way.

I put the cookies in the microwave for about 2 minutes, after 2 minutes I checked them and I felt they needed to be a little warmer maybe a little hotter to get that fresh cookie smell all over the house or at least outside the kitchen. I increased the time for heating the cookies to 5 minutes and just walk to the back of the house to check the backyard to see how it looked and to pick up any thrash that might have flown back there, when I got back into the house there was a smell in the kitchen and was not what I wanted, the cookies had burned now the house smelled like burned food.

Imagine how embarrassed I was when those buyers walked in and smelled the Fresh Burned Cookies. It turned out to be a smelling tool not a selling tool for me. Now I just bring sodas and water.

Mary Strang
Viroqua, WI

Freddy, is a little is good a lot must be great, very common baking mistake! Thanks for visiting my blog too.

Sep 29, 2008 12:47 AM
Freddy Solis Bristow
Vylla Home - Bristow, VA
Braemar Realtor

Mary: Thanks for posting your comment, stop by more often

Sep 30, 2008 01:37 PM