Did You Smell Something?

Real Estate Agent with Peachtree Realty Group, LLC 163226

Once, as I was showing homes to an eager couple looking to buy their dream home in a Northern suburb of Atlanta, we stumbled upon a Seller that was obviously or (obliviously) not schooled in what to do for Buyer's showings. We had made the necessary 24 hour advance appointment as required, so we did not suprise them by any means. Upon walking in the door, much to the horror of the couple, on the kitchen counter lays an inviting box of opens doughnuts with some roaches feasting on them, (not sure if they had an appointment, didn't ask..) But that paled in comparison to the ashtrays that were filled at least 2 inches higher that the rim. Not one, not two, but in every room. The whole home had a stench of cigarettes that may never come out. In the end, that prospective sale went UP IN SMOKE!!

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Comments (2)

Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

I had a seller client who thought he could use the living room fireplace as an ashtray. Someone told him the smoke would all go up the chimney and wouldn't leave a trace inside the living room. He learned the hard way. I finally got his wife to threaten him a bit and the ashtray problem corrected itself.

Jan 15, 2014 12:32 PM
Janna Scharf
Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert

For the 2nd time, I received a comment in feedback from a particular very nice listing of mine, that they smelled cigarette smoke as soon as they walked into the door.  I am so baffled because my guy doesn't smoke, and I have never smelled anything at all when I have been there.  Not sure what to make of it.

Jul 30, 2014 01:19 AM