Is your property on the sales market this Christmas? We know that the festive season can be a little bit chaotic in family homes, with lots of toys and decorations throughout your home. You may be worried about the first impression that your property gives potential buyers as they view your home this winter. However, during this festive season, buyers will be looking to picture themselves and their family fitting into your home. A little bit of mess is something that potential buyers can easily look past. Did you know, that over 75% of memories start with a scent?
The scent of your home can be a powerful tool when it comes to capturing the interest of potential buyers. The festive season is associated with a lot of familiar scents that can help to trigger lots of wonderful seasonal memories that will contribute to their thought process on viewings. Here are 7 of the top scents that we recommend to help trigger memories at this time of year.
Peppermint is a classic Christmas scent, and is associated with Candy Canes which are often used as traditional Christmas tree decorations. Their shape is reminiscent of a Shepherd’s hook, a traditional symbol from the Nativity scene. This can help inspire potential buyers in remembering their childhood Christmases and help picture the ideal Christmas they’d like for their family. A popular Peppermint candle for the season can be found here , from next.co.uk, with notes of cool peppermint, sugared snow, fresh balsam, vanilla buttercream and hint of musk.
The family tradition of building and decorating a gingerbread house is common in many family homes. A bit of fun for all the family. You can each pick a side to make your own and then put them together to form the gingerbread house. The scent of gingerbread can be very nostalgic and one that can be used to inspire potential buyers and give them ideas of new family traditions they can create in their homes. A popular gingerbread scent can be purchased here , from Jo Loves, with notes of cinnamon and orange.
3. Mulled Wine
The rich fruity aroma of a pot of mulled wine is a great addition to hosting household over the festive season. For those that love to entertain at Christmas, this scent will allow them to picture a house full of family and friends. A great addition to your home is this Mulled Wine Candle with a medley of fruits, spices and warm red wine. It can be found here , from notonthehightreet.com, and is elegantly presented in an up cycled Mulled Wine bottle.
4. Spiced Orange
The zest of spiced orange can be a reminiscent scent, taking us back to traditional, home Christmas memories. Whether it’s making a Christingle or a dried orange garland, the orange is a classic scent that will help to evoke Christmas traditions within their family making it the ideal scent to welcome potential buyers to your home on viewings. To create this spiced aroma in your home, why not try creating a dried orange garland to decorate your tree and home?
5. Christmas Tree
The Christmas tree is a focal point of our family homes at this time of year and will draw the attention of your potential buyers on viewings. Having a real Christmas tree can often mean regular upkeep of sweeping needles and daily watering. If it’s an artificial tree that suits your family best, don’t worry – you can still create that woodland fresh scent throughout your home. A popular scent this season is Fir Tree by The White Company and can be found here with notes of eucalyptus, pine & cedar.
Creating a cosy feel to you home whilst viewings commence this winter may be the key to selling your home. Welcome your potential buyers into the warmth and to the smell of logs crackling on the fire. If your current property is missing a fireplace, you can replicate the authentic scent and crackling sound through a WoodWick Fireside candle, available here.
Last but certainly not least, we have an unexpected scent on the list. For many of us, Chocolate is an indulgent and familiar gift for this time of year, making it another familiar scent for the festive period. Why not try out a chocolate home fragrance to help welcome potential buyers into your home. Why not try this Praline & Birch Yankee Candle, which can be purchased here.
We hope you have found this blog post useful in identifying the needs and desires of your potential buyers and the first impression you want your home to have. But also, we hope that this blog has provided any gift idea and inspiration for the home owners in your life.