Simple SENSES can sell your home

Chances are, if you are selling your home you will have many buyers viewing your home. you will have open houses and buyer meetings. This may take place over several days, or several weeks. If your home is in top condition, many potential buyers will want to inspect your home. The more buyers, the more likely you will sell your home, faster.

While you want to expose your home to as many buyers as possible, do not forget to use some common SENSE for these showings. Usually when a buyer is looking for a home, he will meet with a Real Estate Professional and spend several days looking at houses, from dawn ‘til dusk. The Real Estate Professional provides feature sheet for each property. A buyer will spend anywhere from a few minutes to an hour or more at each home, eliminating those homes that do not fit his needs. With so many homes to view, the details of a specific home can become blurred. That is why it is common for a home buyer to rely upon impressions, feelings and comfort level when considering a home.

When it comes to selling your home, there is much you can do to increase the comfort level of potential purchasers. In fact, with some attention to the four SENSES, you will make your home much more appealing. Most important, you will create and impression buyers can not resist.

Sense of smell

Remember Mom’s home made apple pie or bread? Nothing says warmth, comfort, and security like the combination of vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and wheat, baking in the oven. You do not have to bake each time a prospective buyer arrives. There are many easy ways to introduce pleasant smells into your home.

  • Place a piece of bread (sprinkled with cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, or cloves) into the oven on a low temperature for a few minutes.
  • Purchase frozen bread dough. Follow baking directions. it is simple and easy.
  • Have a bakery prepare two dozen unbaked cinnamon buns. Freeze. It only takes a few minutes to defrost. When you are expecting a buyer, pop two or three into the oven, at 425 degrees for about 30 minutes.
  • Place a few drops of vanilla on light bulbs. Turn on all the lights prior to a showing.
  • Purchase an inexpensive potpourri cooking pot. You can add fragrance with oil, beads, spices, or perfume. Leave it simmer and refill every two or three days.
  • Add a few drops of vanilla, nutmeg or cinnamon to a pot of water and let simmer for a few minutes.

A word of caution. Too much fragrance can be unpleasant and distracting. People may wonder what you are trying to hide with an overpowering effect. Buyers will also remember the lingering garlic, onions and curry long after they have forgotten the color of the bedroom walls.

Sense of Sight

Visual enhancements can add color, warmth, texture and atmosphere to your home. Items such as colorful pillows, vases with flowers, plants, and attractive afghans help to provide the feeling of a bright and cheerful home.

A word of caution. Too many decorating items create a cluttered, crowded feeling. Neutral decorating tends to work best. Anything unusual usually distracts the buyer.

Sense of Hearing

Gentle background music can provide a relaxing atmosphere for the viewing. Find some “elevator music,” that is non-offensive and easy on the ears.

Sense of Touch

Be sure that all high-traffic surfaces are clean and clutter free. it is not uncommon for a potential home buyer to run their hands over a bathroom sink, or a kitchen counter. When surfaces are clean and freshly disinfected, you create a cared for feeling.

When you pay attention to smell, sight, hearing and touch, you will present a more attractive atmosphere for a potential buyer. When you give your home these inexpensive touches, you can help pay big dividends with buyers.

If you'd like to arrange a viewing of any listings you see on this site, or learn more about your options in the Calgary Real Estate market, the Kernick Home Team is ready to help with your search. Please contact us by email or call/text 403-875-7629 for assistance.

Latest Testimonials
  • Helped Me Buy a Townhouse

    Kelly is a Realtor n his own class. His client care and professionalism. I had some anxiety about the purchasing a...

    Christina Auatin Feb 24, 2020
  • Bought an Acreage

    Kelly was a valued partner for us in finding our new home in the country. Knowledgeable about the market, helpful,...

    Darrel Florence Feb 24, 2020
  • Second Purchase

    Worked with Kelly on 2 separate occasions to purchase a home. He is easy to get along with and doesn't pressure you...

    Chris Karaplis Feb 24, 2020
  • Repeat Cusomer

    We have purchased two homes in Airdrie with Kelly. He dedicated a lot time showing us homes and was very...

    Sarah Dyrland Feb 24, 2020
  • Great Value and Service!

    When our 21 yr. old. son Jonathan moved to Calgary from Ontario, he decided he was going to stay for an extended...

    John and Joanna Mataya, Welland, Ontario Nov 15, 2013
  • Dedicated

    This was my second time working with Kelly. His dedication and experience made the process easier during a difficult...

    Tom Jones Jul 26, 2013
  • Found on Google

    When I planned on moving to Calgary from Fort McMurray I had no idea where to start. I didn't know people here in...

    Caroline Christopherson Apr 14, 2013
  • From Quebec to Calgary

    My wife and I had just arrived from out of province and were looking for a little place for us and our two kids and...

    Richard & Melanie Boutin Mar 25, 2013
  • First Time Condo Buyers

    My husband and I were looking to purchase our first home, and Kelly came highly recommended. Kelly went above and...

    Cody & Mandee Bird Mar 25, 2013
  • Would Refer to Anyone

    I would refer Kelly as a Realtor to anyone who asked based on my past experiences. He helped me shop around and find...

    Dana Johnston Mar 21, 2013
Urban Real Estate Services
820, 26th Street NE , Calgary, Alberta, T2A 2M4
Tel: 403-875-7629
MLS®, REALTOR®, and the associated logos are trademarks of The Canadian Real Estate Association.

The data included on this website is deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed to be accurate by the Calgary Real Estate Board.

MLS®, Multiple Listing Service®, and the associated logos are all registered certification marks owned by CREA and are used to identify real estate services provided by brokers and salespersons who are members of CREA. The trademarks REALTOR®, REALTORS® and the REALTOR® logo are controlled by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and identify real estate professionals who are members of CREA. Used under license.