Blog by Christine Pearson

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What can I do to create a great first impression of my home when it’s time to sell?

CookiesOne of the first things people observe when walking into a home for the first time is how it smells. Of course cleaning is number one and getting rid of old pet odors and things that contribute to the bad smells is of utmost importance. But another great thing you can do that is relatively easy, is to bake something that smells incredibly delicious and makes your home feel inviting.

In my past career, I owned a Bakery and a Restaurant, & through that experience I’ve learned what a positive effect the power of great smelling food can have on people. I’ve hosted some open houses recently and baked cookies for those occasions, and I’ve received great feedback and interest from those open houses.

So for this article I thought I’d include a recipe that is a sure crowd pleaser.

Oatmeal Coconut Cookies   Preheat Oven to 325*

1 Cup Butter

1 Cup Sugar

1 Cup Brown Sugar

(Beat mixture for 10 minutes until light and fluffy)

Add 1 Egg and 1 Tsp. of vanilla, and beat for 5 min. scraping down and mixing thoroughly.

Meanwhile in a bowl, set aside 1 ¼ Cup Flour, 1 ¼ Cup Oats, 2 Cups Coconut, ½ Tbsp. Baking Powder, ½ Tbsp. Baking Soda, 1 Tsp. Salt, and 2 Cups of chopped chunks of Callebaut White Chocolate. (Or whatever flavors you like, *crystallized ginger is a nice addition)Add dry ingredients until just combined, scoop cookies onto parchment lined baking sheets and bake until golden. *Careful, coconut toasts quickly once it starts to brown. Happy baking and I hope your home smells delicious & inviting.

Sincerely, your local Realtor®,