Pet Odor Can Chase Away Buyers

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Comments (5)

Kathy Denworth
BHHS Keys Real Estate - Islamorada, FL
Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo

I had a tenant in a home that had three smelly dogs AND they smoked! Talk about smelly! The place always smelled like wet dog and cigarettes. I burnt popcorn to cover up the stench. 

Apr 03, 2011 01:48 PM
Gloria and Jason Belmonte
Prudential Fox&Roach The Belmonte Group - Rising Sun, MD
www.cecilcountyhomesearch.com

dogs and cigarettes can definitely ruin the most beautiful homes!

Apr 03, 2011 01:49 PM
Brett Reichel
Homebridge Financial Services - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
MLO 210215

The worst part is usually an occupant can't smell their own house because they are used to it!

 

Apr 03, 2011 01:51 PM
Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker
RVA Home Team - Richmond, VA
RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity.

I have a dog and a cat so I know that we probably have odors that we can no longer smell. But, we try and keep it at a minimum by bathing our dog regularly, using pet odor eliminator powder when we vacuum and by keeping the litter box in the unfinished basement. A good carpet cleaning is also in order once or twice a year!

Apr 03, 2011 01:55 PM
Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate
Live in Laramie Real Estate, Laramie, Wyoming - Laramie, WY
Broker/Co-Owner, Laramie, Wyoming

Blech!  You are  not kidding on that one!  And it's even worse when they use air freshener to try to cover it up. 

Apr 04, 2011 04:57 PM