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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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I’m Connor your host of Housing Radio and I’m glad to be of service.