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Jo M

Wow, really!!! We have to artifically scent a house to make it sell, along with ' furniture staging', crazy. I understand a bad smell is really off putting (been to a couple of dodgy smelling house inspections, one we nick named dog poo house for obvious reasons). But I think it's getting crazy the things people believe they have to do to sell.

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maudiej

I hear you Jo M - I smiled my way through this and thought 'well when we sell I'm going to repaint all rooms with essential oils and laser a rainbow over it so people think they are buying the Door to Narnia and not a house at all'. But the truth is smell, along with music is incredibly and subconsciously evocative. There is a smell that I couldn't really describe but that has something to do with pine trees and lemon-on-carpets layered with sunshine and ginger pudding that takes me right back to my grandparents home and has me breathing deep whenever I walk into a place that has even a shadow of that, even though my brain knows I'm not there at all.

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Ket

I'd be hesitant to use scent to sell a home since 18-19% of Australians have been diagnosed with multiple chemical sensitivities. Instead, I would use a sprinkle of bicarb and a decent clean with vinegar and water to remove musty old smells. charcoal bags can be good at absorbing smell as well. Personally, no smell is the best smell.

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