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is it okay to cook while showing your home for sale?

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Answer #1 | 14/01 2014 09:25
Yes of course. It will make the house smell like a home. Hopefully not a curry house. UK
Answer #2 | 14/01 2014 09:49
NO,NO, NO!!!!!!
Answer #3 | 14/01 2014 09:39
i think its ok i know nothing about selling houses but i think it ok
Answer #4 | 14/01 2014 09:35
Personally I would be put out if someone was cooking whilst I was meant to be looking around. I would feel awkward and rushed. I'd probably leave. You should have got the timing better.
Answer #5 | 14/01 2014 09:26
They do say that baking a cake or something super-great-smelling is a good thing when having a showing. Dinner, well, if it's something that smells good to everyone (not fish or cabbage, etc) and not messy. But it would be better to do a takeaway later or just sandwiches.
Answer #6 | 14/01 2014 09:32
Cooking is not acceptable. The viewing should have been earlier or later. Food odours during a viewing is very distasteful. If the house is yours, you should be concerned and arrange it better next time. If you are a tenant, go right ahead and cook.
Answer #7 | 14/01 2014 10:21
No, of course not, you might be cooking something they hate and that would spoil the deal instantly for your land lord. Once they are gone go get take out.
Answer #8 | 14/01 2014 10:55
You're not even supposed to be there while a showing is happening. Didn't your agent tell you that? The potential buyers would be very uncomfortable seeing you cooking in the home while they are looking.
Answer #9 | 17/01 2014 10:23
Plan to take cookies out of the oven at 6:20 then leave for the viewing. No one wants owners around. People have to feel free to insult your renos and taste in everything without fear of giving offence. Go away or take it off the market.
Answer #10 | 15/01 2014 00:58
If it's something that smells good, and is being cooked in the oven, na dthe kitchen is clear and tidy (one-pot roast or a stew)? then OK. If pots/pan out then no.
Answer #11 | 14/01 2014 12:28
Well if you want anyone to buy your house, you better stay hungry till they finish viewing because people HATE the smell of cooking, especially if you are cooking FISH - that really stinks up the place and puts anyone off.
Answer #12 | 14/01 2014 11:11
You should request no showings after 4:30 or so - so it won't interfere with your life. If you can't do that, then do what you need to do. Some buyers can only see it at that time and I guess that's better than seeing it while you're sitting down eating. :)
Answer #13 | 14/01 2014 11:29
It is best not to. You want people to envision themselves in your home, which is hard when the current family is in there cooking their own meal. It is actually best for the family to be gone and let an agent do the showing. I'd say tongiht is a good night to take the kids for dinner. If you have to cook, cook something universally appealing. A warm pot of chicken soup is a lot more appealing than greasy fish smell.

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