Scents and Home Sense

By
Real Estate Agent with Re/Max Masters Inc.

Prospective buyers may react to the way a home smells. Cigarette smoke, strong disinfectants, insecticides, kitty litter, and french fries have all been known to dampen the enthusiasm of buyers who might otherwise respond positively to a house that would meet their needs.

Be sure that your home passes the sniff test when it is on the market. Many people have a particular reaction to smoke and pet odors, so consider a temporary smoking ban inside your home while it is on the market. If you have a cat box, be meticulous about cleaning it. If your new puppy has ruined a chair, replace the stained chair with a spot-free one.

There are cleaning services which specialize in stain and odor removal. They may suggest carpet steaming and other techniques to remove the offensive smell. Even if buyers are themselves smokers or have pets of their own, they will react differently to the same odors lingering in a home they are considering.

Jennifer Warner

Re/Max Masters

1-706-421-9440

www.OnlineHomes4you.com

youraugustahomeagent@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Jennifer - Your post is so true!  I once did not buy a home because of what the lady was cooking for dinner--definite turn off!  Smells do matter.

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Jennifer, we use a "Pet Oder Disclosure" if there is some sort of smell hiding in the carpets.  We had a client come back and try to sue the agent because the house reeked like animal when they pulled out the carpets... Beware, and make sure to disclose everything!  You never know!

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Hi I am trying to find a professional cleaning service to remove the odor of smoke in our home. Do you know any companies? Iv been looking with no luck. In the Augusta ga area. Please let me know. Thanks Sarah
November 20, 2012 05:44 AM
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Hi I am trying to find a professional cleaning service to remove the odor of smoke in our home. Do you know any companies? Iv been looking with no luck. In the Augusta ga area. Please let me know. Thanks Sarah
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