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Candle Scents Sell Homes

If you're looking to sell your home quickly and for top dollar, there's one secret weapon you may not have considered: candle scents. Yes, you heard that right. Choosing the right scent can make all the difference when it comes to attracting potential buyers and creating a welcoming atmosphere in your home. In this blog post, we'll explore how candle scents can sell homes and provide some tips on selecting the perfect scent for your space.


First things first, you might be wondering how candle scents have the power to sway potential buyers. Well, scent is closely tied to our memories and can evoke feelings and trigger powerful emotions that will enhance the viewing inspections when you are selling your home. When a buyer walks into a home that smells inviting and pleasant, it immediately creates a positive first impression. Engaging the sense of smell of potential home buyers is a powerful tool and worth exploring. Yes, candle scents can actually sell homes! On the other hand, if a buyer is greeted by unpleasant odours or a lack of scent, it can be a major turn-off.


Choosing the right scent for your home is crucial. The scent should match the style, surroundings, and potential buyer profiles. For example, if you're selling a cosy cottage in the country, a warm and earthy scent like Bush Walk or Sandalwood will make your home feel warm and comforting and would be a great choice. Pair your candle with a beautiful wooden bowl filled with crunchy apples for that cottage vibe. On the other hand, if you're selling a beachfront property, a fresh and clean scent like Lemon Myrtle would be more fitting. Citrus scents will ensure that your home feels welcoming, calming and clean. Pair your candle with a stylish bowl of lemons displayed in the kitchen for that fresh, invigorating vibe.


Consider the potential buyer profiles for your home. Are you targeting young families? Empty nesters? Professionals? Each group may have different preferences when it comes to scents. Young families, for instance, might appreciate scents that remind them of home-cooked meals and a cosy atmosphere, like Billy Tea or Fruit Damper. Professionals, on the other hand, might be drawn to energizing scents like Lemon Myrtle to create a calming and focused environment.

Once you have a clear idea of the scent profile that would best suit your home, it's time to start selecting the actual candles. My range of Bush Jar candles are the perfect solution as the beautiful Australian scents will gently flow throughout your home without being overwhelming.


When it comes to candle placement, strategic positioning is key. Consider placing candles in high-traffic areas such as the entrance, living room, or kitchen. These are the areas where potential buyers are likely to spend the most time and where the scent will have the biggest impact.


Remember, less is more. You don't want to overpower the space with an excessive number of candles or an overpowering scent. A few well-placed candles can create a warm and inviting ambiance without overwhelming potential buyers.

A cottage for sale by Bushwalk Candles
Candle Scents Sell Homes

In conclusion, candle scents are a powerful tool in selling your home. They have the ability to create a positive first impression, evoke emotions, and make potential buyers feel at ease. By choosing the right scent that matches your home's style, surroundings, and potential buyer profiles, you can create an atmosphere that is sure to appeal to anyone who walks through the door. So don't underestimate the power of candle scents when it comes to selling your home.


If you need any help choosing the perfect scent to sell your home, please do get in touch with me, and if you would like any little styling tips you can hit me up with those too! I trained in interior design before working in real estate for many years so I have a wealth of tips and tricks to share.


Cheers, Arabella x




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