Staging a home is not just about setting up furniture and flicking on a few light switches. In addition to the visual aspects of presenting each scene, you need to consider the audience’s sense of smell. Great floor plans and accurate square footage dimensions show the buyer how the property flows but if they smell a rat, or perhaps the seller’s dog, it can cause a loss of focus on the entire performance. Not everyone is pet friendly. Eliminate lingering odors by removing pet products including kennels, beds, food dishes, and their favourite chew toys! People associate smell with feelings so if you want that home sweet home smell, opt for the freshly baked cookies.