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The scent in your home matters when trying to sell

The scent in your home matters when trying to sell
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When it comes to selling your home, you’ve got to think beyond how pretty it looks. The scent of your home goes a long way when potential buyers visit during an open house. In fact, it can have a serious impact on its odds of selling.

This might seem like a no-brainer, but you’ll be surprised how many people don’t follow this simple rule when preparing for an open house. 

Offensive odors give buyers an immediate negative reaction, so you need to ensure all bad odors are eliminated before you open your home for tours.

It’s true folks, stinky homes don’t sell as well.

Here are the 10 scents that potential home buyers hate most:

Cigarette smoke.

Pet Odors.

Cat litter box.

Cooking smells.

Dirty laundry.



Sewer Gas.


Mold & mildew.


Here are the smells that potential home buyers like most:






Clean laundry



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