Are you selling your home — and looking to sell it fast? You are not alone. From 2011 to 2012, the number of American homes sold spiked by more than 4.65 million, and even more homes are selling today. Add your house to the ranks by teaming up with a quality real estate agent and using some of these dirty tricks of the trade.
Simmer Up Some Pleasing Smells
Buyers are more likely to close if your home smells better during open houses. (They will, of course, be completely turned off if your home smells like anything particularly unpleasant, like pets or feet.) Artificial air conditioners, despite what many believe, will not do the trick. (At their best, they smell artificial. At their worst, they smell like chemicals.) One expert recommends cooking up some “cozy” smells by