The old adage that the smell of something baking will make your house more attractive to buyers still holds up because... cookies, but this interesting data courtesy of the "aroma experts" at Millgate Homes says that, depending on the style of the home you're selling, you may want to reconsider your smell theory.
Evidently, older and more traditional styles sell best when potentials buyers were exposed to homey smells like baking bread or coffee. But here's the interesting thing: new construction or more modern homes were found to be most attractive to buyers when filled with the smell of white tea and figs! Those fresh, clean and "soothing" smells just worked better with the clean vibe of the structure and the overall experience enticed buyers to sign on the dotted line more often.
I suppose that subtle scents would add to the feeling of newness and clean spaces, but I'd still really miss those cookies.
Read more at The Daily Mail.