Offensive odors in your home can be a sensitive issue to bring up when a real estate agent is assessing your home for marketing. There's no way around it though! If your house has the slightest odor that can turn off a buyer, it must be addressed before listing it. The toughest, almost impossible odors to remove are cigarette and certain pet odors.
If I Can Smell Your House, So Can the Buyer. One of the most important responsibilities of a good Clarksville real estate agent is to tell the seller if the house has offensive odors.
Usually odors are noticed the moment one steps into the home. There are even times that a pet odor or the smell of cigarettes can be detected standing on the outside. When selling your home you want your home to be the best it can be. In Clarksville TN, there are many homes for sale and to get your home sold you need to listen to your agent.
See homes for sale in Clarksville TN and you will know what I am talking about.
It is my responsibility to let the seller know if any odors are present. I explain it is my job to help them get the best price possible and present the home in its best light. The fact that I mentioned a bad odor is to help and certainly not to hurt feelings. I want my sellers to get top dollar in Clarksville TN.
So when the real estate agent says " If I can smell your house, so can the buyer", please know that this agent is looking out for you and trying to get you the best price and a quick sale.
The best way to get rid of bad odors is to clean and ventilate. The smell of clean is the best smell. When it comes to pet odors it may take professional carpet or upholstery cleaning or in some cases replacement of the carpet. Track down the smell and eliminate the problem. Keep pets clean and litter boxes pristine. Don't smoke in the house and if your clothes have a smokey smell, wash them or air them out.
I caution about using cover-ups such as plug-ins or potpourri. The sweet smell can also turn a buyer off or even make some buyers sick. Remember think clean. Setting containers of baking soda around the house will help absorb odors.
- All pet odors including birds.
- Cigarette, cigar or even pipes leave a smell
- Cooking odors especially strong spices, cabbage, onions, garlic
- Garbage or spoiled food
- Dirty clothes, stinky shoes or soiled diapers
- Rugs, carpets, drapes, upholstery
- Mold, mildew or damp smells
- Body odors
- Bathrooms, kitchens or sewer pipe gas
If you follow the advice above you will avoid hearing, If I Can Smell Your House, So Can the Buyer.
When you are ready to sell contact an trusted Clarksville Realtor, Debbie Reynolds. Call 931-920-6730.
"The Real Debbie Reynolds" at DebbieReynolds.net
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