What’s That Cookin’?


What’s That Cookin’?


Hi, I’m Claudia Bonilla and I want to help you sell or rent a home in Central Florida. That’s why I focus on staging your house, or condo for sale or rent in the best possible way. Sometimes the rooms are perfect, but to make it even better, the sense of smell can be appealed to. All five senses should be addressed, with smell the one that pulls it all together. The sight of the room staged properly, the sound of soft music or no sound at all, the taste of some welcoming snacks on the kitchen counter, the feel of the fabrics or window treatments, and finally, the scent of the home can draw the visitor into a comfortable or nostalgic mindset. Stay away from smells or aerosols that could create a totally allergic or uncomfortable feeling for the prospect. 

The first thing you should do is neutralize any odor or smell the house itself has. You should start with clean carpets, and make sure all pets and cooking odors are long gone before welcoming a viewer. If there are drapes in the house that have not been cleaned in awhile, do so, or take them down. As part of the staging process, your professional home stager, or real estate agent should be able to take you through the home, make recommendations and address the overall scent of the home. Maybe you have a favorite spice, but the prospect may feel that it’s an odor that is distracting from the home’s appearance. Take out the garage, please. Never appear to be a smoker’s home. Use natural scents like cinnamon and orange. Remember the sense of smell can remind us of good or bad things, and make sure all traces of pets are either out of the home’s view or shown in top form.  I’m Claudia Bonilla inviting you to download my Ten Tips On Staging by going to claudiabonillahomes.com or see more of me on YouTube.

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