Tip Tuesday: Make Sure You Home Smells to Sell!

lemonYou’re selling your home and you have a showing today! Great!  Getting people in the door is half the battle so you’re on the right track.

Now is your home ready?

  • floors are cleaned…check!
  • beds are made…..check!
  • no laundry lying around….check!
  • drapes/curtains are open to let in lots of light…..check!
  • front walkway/landscaping looks beautiful to add curb appeal…..check!

It sounds like you’re home is ready to impress, but wait….how does it smell?  

  • Did you pop some popcorn earlier?  
  • Can you smell the garlic from last night’s dinner?  
  • Does the trash need to go out?  
  • Is there a dirty diaper lying around?

You may think you’d notice these things right away and if you don’t smell it then you’r fine, but not always the truth.  Someone walking into the home may smell something immediately that your nose has become neutral to.  So is your home smelling to sell?

To sell your home you want light, clean and neutralizing smells. There are lots of things you can do to neutralize smells.  For example, place all old shoes in a plastic covered bin or remove all pet cages/toys/bedding for a showing.  But, you always want to add light smells that seem inviting.  Research suggest that smells affect buying behavior.  Simple smells like lemon, orange and cinnamon encourage warmth and revisits, making the buyer comfortable and wanting to be in your home again and again.  Find out more about the research behind smells and buying behavior and what you can do to make your home smell to sell!

sip & shopAlso, be sure to visit our Sip & Shop event on August 20th from 12pm-2pm at 17 Franklin Ave, Plainville where a doTerra consultant will be present.  Buy a diffuser and some light, clean oils to help add the smell of buying to your home!

Hump Day Love: AMC Plainville 20, Plainville

We absolutely love the AMC Plainville 20 Movie Theater.  They’ve brought back comfort to movie theater watching!  The red leather reclining lazy-boy style chairs is a big reason for that comfort but also spaciousness. There is no more squeezing into small seats and being stuffed into a theater like sardines.  Not to mention, there is assigned seating.  So, you can pre-choose what seats you’d like to sit in.  This is ideal for children!  I can pre-pick our seats to ensure that our son can see.  However, the reality is that the way the theater is structured there is almost no bad seat in terms of being able to see well.

Our oldest son at his first movie ever this Summer!

The ability to pre-choose seats is a testament to their step into the “technical age.”  Lines are decreased thanks to the ability to pre-purchase but also there are multiple kiosks where you can purchase your tickets and again, leads to shorter lines and quicker moving lines.  I recently went to another theater where they didn’t have kiosks and the line was outrageous because only 1 person was working the desk.  Unnecessary.

Also, the concessions stand is well-stocked, has plenty of choices and very clean as is the rest of the theater and the restrooms.

It is for all of these reasons that this theater is constantly busy.  We recommend pre-purchasing your tickets to ensure that you get a ticket and plan to get there early if parking in a convenient spot is important to you.  Parking is always available but if you get there later it may be a bit of a walk.

As your planning your weekend, think about seeing a movie at AMC Plainville 20.