This New Orleans Real Estate Blog post focuses on odor's preventing the sale of your home.
Is it possible that the smell of your home is preventing you from selling? I've been in a number of homes for sale here in New Orleans that have very strong odors. Every time there is strange or bad smell it is the first thing I notice. According to The Sense of Smell Institute, smell can affect a person's mood.
Here are a few simple tips (from Realtor Magazine):
- Take the trash out - Never leave a full trash can during a showing. In fact, you should consider taking out the trash every night.
- Stop Smoking Inside - Make sure that your home is ventilated and that you do everything that you can to remove the smoke smell. Try an ionizer.
- Eat out for Dinner - Certain foods can stick around the house for a long time. If you know that you have a showing, think about supporting one of New Orleans' great local restaurants.
- Clean your pets - Pet odor can prevent a buyer from really considering your house. Clean your pet regularly, vacuum daily, and make sure you clean your pet's bedding. Consider limiting the pet to a certain area.
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