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Fairly Sophomoric do's and don'ts. Might add an important one: If you have just stunk up the house cooking a massive fish, garlic or onion meal, reschedule the showing. Scent has a lot to do with peoples first impression of the home. If your house retains a pet, cooking or smoking odor, peoples first impression will be P.U., and likely not even want to go further than the foyer.
Neither think that spraying fabreeze, or lighting a bunch of candels will cover up these odors.
Suggest that the house be thoroughly cleaned, including addressing ugly hard water stains in the toilet! Invite the realtor over after this has been done to do a smell check. (It is difficult for you to judge whether or not there is an odor since it is "your" odor and you are used to it.
If the house still smells, consider removing that old upholstered furniture and anything inside that might retain the "family smell." However, sometimes it is necessary to repaint the entire interior, Include the baseboards and interior doors too. Word of caution on interior trim: If you are going to paint over older "wood stained" trim, make sure you seal it first. Smaller, older homes can benefit and made to look newer by painting brown wood trim a nice sparkling and glossy white like Benjamin Moores Arctic White. I am an interior designer and "paint" consultant for new and old homes.