Oil Leaks, Home Heating Oil Tanks That Drip Drip Drip.

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Real Estate Agent with MOOERS REALTY ME Broker License 106759

Real estate agents and brokers are in and out of all kinds of properties.

Homes that you better remove your shoes that are white glove clean. Others that you may come out of them with bed bugs and fleas. We see the best and worst of what is out there that needs to be sold regardless of the condition. The pricing of the property better reflect the shape it is in and how it compares to others competing for buyers in the same market too. Leaks from fuel oil heating tank for the hot air or baseboard hot water are trouble regardless of the price bracket the property is being peddled on the MLS inventory merry go round. good real estate smells ordors flowers photo

We list, sell, trade properties with odors.

The good and bad kinds that hang around the real estate listings. Inside and outside. The ones from a farm yard or barn, out in the field can be nostalgic or cause hay fever. It can go either way.  The jury is out. Only the nose knows. Speak beak.

Unless a real estate home buyer has a major chest cold, puts vicks on their upper lip, or is a heavy smoker and loves that wet dog musty and moldy fragrance, those odors just don't go away. Some odors make you scratch , like the song Ted Nugent wailed on the guitar about Cat Scratch Fever. Fish on Fridays in some house hold entries is one I still smell in door to door house listing canvassing the neighborhoods of Northern Maine. Every home has a smell, good, bad, or inbetween. New cars smell.

Odors good or bad in the buildings, apartments houses whatever real estate properties we list and sell. Can help or hurt the trip to the all important closing.

PU or ahhhhhh nice. Wince or smile. The buyer may like apple pie candles. Or Christmas balsam fragrances to add to the garland and holiday deck the halls fa la la la la. They say smell is the most powerful of the senses. They affect the quality of life in the property for the folks who call the place home. And whether they make an offer or not. Regardless, those odors and smells in real estate listings can follow them home on their clothes where loved ones make a face and ask "where have you been?". I have wreaked of two packs of second hand smoke during a long listing contract at the kitchen table. pet tracks odors in a home photo

And watched a small dog plead with me using his eyes and a low level whine to please take me away from the COPD of life.

Living in a house with cigarette tar on the walls of thick amber sap from a professional smoke 'em if you got 'em home owner.

All we can do as the listing broker is hope to find another heavy smoker who says smell, what smell?

That buyer who has a nose that does not pick up on the same ole same ole they are used to in their last home they hope to replace.

But fuel oil odors require immediate attention. When the heating oil tank feeding the furnace is dripping, leaking, ruptured. They can make buyers, brokers, sellers have dizziness. Major headaches after the real estate sale too if not address quickly and efficiently. By the book the only steps to take to replace the fuel tank not doing it's job 100 percent. Read the full article on leaking heating oil fuel tanks, the steps to do the clean up, the ways to get rid of the odor that lingers in a home basement.

I'm Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME Broker

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Roy Kelley
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This is very good advice to share with home buyers and home sellers.

Happy Birthday!

Dec 19, 2017 03:31 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Thank you Roy Kelley ! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too!

Dec 19, 2017 03:37 AM #2
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Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC - Rockledge, FL
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Hey Andrew Mooers ... Happy Happy Happy Birthday!   Have a great day!

Dec 19, 2017 07:43 AM #3
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Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC
Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC - Rockledge, FL
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After the birthday wish I rad your post.. On point. I like to say, somewhat crudely, if you can smell it you can't sell it!

Dec 19, 2017 07:45 AM #4
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Ugh, a leaky oil tank is a major problem, but my heart aches for the poor little dog who has to live in a smoke-filled home.   Happy Birthday & Merry Christmas 

Dec 19, 2017 09:41 AM #5
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Thank you all for the happy birthday wishes! It made my day! Merry Christmas to you all!

Dec 20, 2017 03:48 AM #6
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Patricia Feager
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Southlake, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Andrew Mooers - Oh how I wish I had the power to get this one featured. Everything your wrote is spot on. It's all about how we perceive, understand, and interpret the world in which makes us most comfortable and not what others think. 

I'm in hopes Brad Thomsen has a chance to read your writing style. I think he'd enjoy it as much as I do. Andrew, I hope you're staying warm up in arctic land Maine, a place I love so much. 

Jan 02, 2018 07:30 AM #7
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Brad Thomsen
Big Bear Realty - Edmonds, WA
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Hi Andrew Mooers 

Great post. 

Lots of horrible smells in homes we walk into. Out here in the Pacific Northwest we have fewer oil furnaces, but make up for it with most homes being on natural gas. Like in your post regarding the fuel oil, we have to call when we smell accumulating natural gas in a home. 

Thank you Patricia Feager for bringing this post to my attention.

Happy Selling!

(and stay safe out there)

Brad

Jan 02, 2018 01:07 PM #8
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