You may have read an article or two about getting your house ready for a showing and making a positive first impression. Most of those articles have good ideas, but one I’ve seen lately promotes a bad idea: Leaving candles burning to create atmosphere.
Lighting a candle and letting it burn for a few minutes before you leave is fine. It helps clear the air and leaves a soft scent. But leaving candles burning when you’re out of the house is a fire hazard.
Buyers or an agent could inadvertently knock one over – or even get a sleeve in the flame.
So please keep your house and your visitors safe: snuff the candles before you leave.
As always, if you have questions, comments, or concerns, please do get in touch.