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Selling a beautiful home is an art in itself. When preparing to show a home that is elegantly designed, tastefully furnished and perfectly maintained, how can you achieve an aesthetic advantage over other, equally remarkable homes?

            The secret is to create a positive emotional impact by appealing to the senses with subtle touches. Please the eye of the beholder by maximizing the brightness in every room.

Open all curtains and turn on every lighting fixture in the house. Vases of brilliantly colored flowers provide visual stimulation in neutral areas, and healthy potted plants or trees will enliven the look of any room.


Next consider the sense of smell. Sometimes traces of mold will linger in older homes, and pet odors that go unnoticed by fond owners can offend buyers who don't keep pets. Freshen each room with a natural spray or a scented candle to create a pleasant environment.



Before your REALTOR® arrives with the potential buyer, turn off every noise-making device in the home and program your music system to play soft classical or instrumental music. Your home will be a feast for the senses.






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Comment balloon 7 commentsSamantha Nichols • February 08 2011 10:29PM


Great advice...and very similar to what I told my new sellers today!   Make the house bright and airy!

Posted by Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady! (Keller Williams Realty Boise) over 8 years ago

Love this great advice for sellers -  think I smell a sale!

Posted by Debbe Perry, 828.439.3084 Morganton/Lake James NC (Real Living Carolina Property ) over 8 years ago

Nice ideas

Posted by Terry Thorpe (Horizon Realty International) over 8 years ago

I can already smell the serenity in those pictures that you've added! you're really good with color blends and enticing smell from imagination =)

thanks for your post..its time to light one of those relaxing candles ;)

Posted by James Harner, James Harner Group - Philadelphia PA Real Estate (Considering Selling Your Home? Call 610-310-7646 first) over 8 years ago

Emotional is 100% correct.....part of what I try to impress on all home staging clients.  And that sense of smell is all important!!!  GREAT advice!

Posted by Kathy Burke, S.F. East Bay Home Staging (Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA) over 8 years ago

Samantha, Good post! When buying a house the property must appeal to all of the buyer's senses - sight, sound, smell and touch.  If one of those elements does not please the buyer's senses, then that home will probably be crossed off that buyer's list.

Posted by Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate, Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast (M & M Realty of Brevard Inc.) over 8 years ago

Samantha, this is a sure way to create a pleasing experience for any buyer!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 8 years ago