If your home stinks it may not sell

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    Hazardous smells in real estateSmelling real estate can be to a Home buyer’s advantage and Home seller’s need pay attention.

    However, in many cases, the sellers are unaware of their home smelling strange or badly.

    The fact is, you live in the home. Make sure your real estate professional is not “scared” of telling you what needs to be done. Some hold back due to them not wanting to lose the chance to sell your home.

    Of course, they should be professional when wanting to talk about something as personal as how a home smells or stinks. Saying, “Eeeeewwwwwwwwww…” is not the proper way to approach a home seller.

    Be upfront and let them know what you have experienced with your home buyers so they understand where you are coming from.

    Selling a home, while it should not be, is a very emotional experience for all parties involved.

    Some buyers and I were in a property last week where we smelled dampness and discovered that underneath the kitchen sink was black mold which started due to a minor water leak from one of the pipes in the cabinet.  Without the damp smell we may not have looked underneath the sinks in the home attempting to find the origination of the damp odor. Smells can save buyers money, as in this case. They can also assist buyers with their home buying decision.

    For home sellers, covering up odors is not the preferred method. If you are a smoker and only smoke in the garage – the interior of your home can smell like a Las Vegas Casino. While you may be impervious to it, you will need your home sales professional to point it out.

    If you add on top of a smell like cigarettes, a scented candle or a scent warmer, the problem is going to be overwhelming. The visitor will be able to smell the vanilla scent with an undertone of burnt tobacco – not attractive for a home buyer.

    There are better ways to prepare all homes for sale. Not just those which smell horrible. But those which smell as if the air needs to be circulated, for example a musty smell.

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    Paris and Connor MacIvor

    Connor and Paris MacIvor are in the Top 1% of Realtors Nationwide, starting their real estate business in 1998 with RE/MAX Gateway - Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. Their becoming licensed real estate consultants and representatives came from the horrible experience they had when they bought their first home. There were many things that the agent they had hired did not explain and disclose, which per law he should have. Getting that agent on the phone after they closed escrow and after he had gotten paid was impossible. Paris and Connor called the broker, the board of realtors, the office manager and all they received was the promise of a phone call back. The remedy did come, but not as fast and in the way they wanted. That act - that bad agent was the reason why Paris and Connor became Realtors. That was all they needed to vow to never let the same fate befall anyone else, that befell them. Today Connor and Paris are focused on client service. Protection and top-shelf service with regard to their real estate clientele. They primarily work within the Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia CA. However, for a referral, where 80+ of their business is referrals they have License and Will Travel to other parts of Ventura County, Los Angeles County, and Orange County to handle real estate transactions for those who trust their real estate operation. Writing on their Real Estate Blog is a passion. SCVnest.com/blog is where you will find over 10,000 real estate articles. Go to SCVnest.com/radio to listen to their latest real estate radio broadcast.

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