Do I Really Need to Bake Bread Before a Showing?

While technically, whipping up a batch of braided, artisan bread would be lovely, there are other ways to make sure you home smells warm and inviting to prospective bu...

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Do I Really Need to Bake Bread Before a Showing?

Posted by Krista Kehoe on Friday, April 8th, 2016 at 1:00pm.

While technically, whipping up a batch of braided, artisan bread would be lovely, there are other ways to make sure you home smells warm and inviting to prospective buyers. And, it’s an important part of the showing experience.
Here are a few quick ideas to keep your home showing-ready:
Use a diffuser or a nebulizer to emit essential oils into the air. Choose a fragrance that is not overpowering, and that is both fresh, and clean. We love the nebulizer and the essential oil called ‘Unwind' or just plain old ‘Vanilla’ from Vancouver brand Saje (www.saje.ca).
A good old fashioned potpourri can work wonders too. It can be as simple as a small pot on the stove with water, cinnamon sticks and citrus peels. Let it simmer on the stovetop until the house smells like Christmas!
Baking soda is your buddy during this time for areas like refrigerators or even sprinkled into the garburator. The baking soda will absorb any unwanted food odours, keeping the kitchen area fresh and neutral. Since the kitchen is often one of the most important rooms in the house, you can bet the buyers will be looking closely. So it goes without saying then, that not only does the kitchen need to smell nice, it also needs to sparkle and shine.
So go on, take a deep breath, or ask an honest friend or relative to take a whiff of your home and tell you if it needs a little freshening up before a showing! And with that said, we will smell ya later (as they say)!

Krista Kehoe, Calgary real estate agent & REALTOR®

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