Experts say home staging should cater to the five senses. Sellers and Realtors should ensure that homes are neat and uncluttered and that they smell clean. Experts say candles and simple air fresheners should be used to provide a pleasant fragrance and to neutralize the odor from cleaning agents such as bleach. Additionally, carpets should be cleaned and walls repainted to help eliminate odors associated with pets or smoke from tobacco products. Minor repairs should be made beforehand, as buyers will touch and notice broken tiles and loose handles and handrails. Although big open houses might feature musical performances, peace and quiet are preferred for small events. Sellers should remove dogs from the premises and turn off radios and televisions. Finally, Realtors should offer finger foods to guests. The smell of baking cookies also caters to buyers’ sense of taste. | Read More