How many Air Fresheners is too many Air Fresheners?
I can’t stress this enough when I am working with sellers. DO NOT USE MORE THAN ONE AIR FRESHENER!!! There is nothing worse than walking into a home that is over powered by air fresheners. The first question that pops into a potential buyers mind it, I wonder what they are trying to cover up?
Yes some of us have pets and they tend to stink up our carpets over time, no this doesn’t mean that when it comes time to sell we have to get rid of our furry friends or plug in an air freshener into every outlet in the house to mask the smell. What it does mean is that we have to take the extra time and make the effort to clean our home properly to eliminate the smell. Yes this cost a bit of extra money but in the end is it worth the extra $200 dollars….YES! I am talking about having a professional in to clean our carpets and area rugs and possibly our furniture if the pets are allowed up on them.
We don’t want to hide the fact that we have pets in our house, potential owners don’t want to be lied to. What we do want to do is put away the dog beds and toys and vacuum up the hair and have the carpets shampooed, so when people do walk into their potential forever home they smell freshness and not the overpowering sent of too many air fresheners that immediately makes them think you are hiding something.
If you are that homeowner who loves the smell of a scented candle then what I suggest is that you plug a Scentsy warmer into your half bath and that will give the whole house just enough sent to not be over powering but pleasant, I include Scentsy products in my welcome home baskets that each of my home buyers receive.
So to all you pet owners out there, me being one of them (3 dogs) even if you don’t think your home smells like dog or cat, people without pets can smell them. Go that extra step and get the carpets cleaned and put the air fresheners away, max one allowed. : )
Reagan Yablonski is a licensed Realtor® with RE/MAX First in Calgary, Alberta. You can get more information about the services she offers by visiting www.reaganyablonski.com, or visit her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/reaganyablonskirealty
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