When it comes to staging a home many people think about the furniture, the decorations, and of course the general appearance of the home. But if you want to flip a property fast, your home staging needs to include the power of scent.
Too many people underestimate the power of scent, however it is a very powerful sense and should never be forgotten about or you may be missing out on sales, which extremely means more money in your pocket. Just like how chefs manipulate scent to encourage people to indulge their dish, you may also the same when you are staging homes. Manipulate the sense of smell to convert your preparations into a sell.
The sense of smell is thousands of times more sensitive to any of the other four senses which means that the very first thing that people will notice about a property is the way it smells. Of course you are going to want that impression to be a good one.
Scent is extremely important when it comes to selling a home because of the way that the brain processes different smells. When your brain registers a smell, it also triggers an emotional response because your olfactory materials are connected to the limbic system which is the bodily system responsible for emotions and mood. The other crucial thing to understand about scents is that the brain is processing the smell, long before you even realize it. Which means that potential buyers may already be forming an opinion about a home, before they even realize it based on smell alone.
When you are staging a home consider these tips. If you are trying to achieve a romantic impression in a room use: jasmine, rose, sandalwood or gardenia. For a calming and relaxing mood: lavender, bergamot, sandalwood or chamomile, are good choices. And for a refreshing and uplifting setting: mint, pine, eucalyptus and citrus are all good choices.