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Six ways to keep a listing smelling sweet

This is a guest post from our partners at Old Republic Home Protection.

Countless culprits can cause unpleasant household odors, and nothing can turn off a potential buyer more quickly than a foul smell. Here are a few ways to help your clients improve their home’s fragrance and help get it sold quickly!

  1. Garbage disposals are a common cause of kitchen odors. Run hot water and dish soap down the drain with the disposal on to give it a good clean.
  2. Give the refrigerator a deep clean to keep odors at bay.
  3. Avoid pungent pet odors by cleaning litter and feeding areas daily. Wash animal bedding often to reduce stale smells.
  4. Scented candles and wax burners are easy ways to infuse a pleasant fragrance inside. Be mindful of placement, and be careful not to mix scents. Always snuff the flame before leaving the room unattended.
  5. Houseplants add life and freshen the air naturally. Position plants near an open window so their refreshing scents can breeze right through the home.
  6. Baking creates a wonderful aroma throughout the home. Leave a freshly baked batch of cookies out for potential buyers and fill the air with sweetness.

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