Karen Schaefer is the founder of Simple Appeal, a Colorado- based staging and design company who says the old trick of baking cookies to entice potential buyers leaves house hunters with a bad taste in their mouths.
She says, Everyone knows that trick. People have gotten smarter, and realtors need to learn new tricks.
Intead, Schaefer suggest savvy sellers put a basket of fresh lavender buy the door, or cook a pot roast and set the table to create a warm, family ambience.
And to give buyers a truly unforgettable impression, Schaefer has one quacky suggestion.
She encourages sellers to try fun tricks like filling the bathtub with rubber duckies, or putting a rubber chicken in a drawer, which leaves home hunters laughing and more likely to buy.
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