Nothing turns off a homebuyer more than unwanted odors. We need to eliminate and neutralize unwanted odors as much as possible. Research shows that buyers are mostly turned away by smoke, pet and cooking odors. Below are some things you can do to eliminate unwanted odors.

Steam clean carpet and drapes.
Clean bedding and towels regularly.
Do not smoke inside while the home is for sale.
Keep pets outside as much as possible.
Clean kitty litter daily.
Keep windows open as much as possible.

If you have some warning before a buyer will visit, bake some cookies or bread. There is nothing more inviting than fresh-baked cookies.