We are currently trying to sell our house. Our agent planned an open house today, but Dave and I were fairly skeptical, since this isn’t prime house-buying season. Still, we spent this morning cleaning, dusting and vacuuming. And since just about every single person I know has told me I should bake bread before someone comes to view the house, I did that today. I guess the smell of freshly-baked bread helps to make the house smell pleasant and comforting. So, even though we still have half a loaf left from the one I previously baked, I made another one today.
Right before leaving, I took the bread out of the oven to let it cool while we were out, and continue to give off its scent. I usually put my bread in a container after about 90 minutes, but figured that the additional smells were worth the risk of drying out the bread. After coming back over 2 hours later, we could still smell it in the kitchen (and it wasn’t too dry). And it turns out we had 18 parties coming through! No word yet on how interested they were, but I’m hoping this means we might have an offer soon. Hopefully the scent of my bread put some of them in a buying mood.