The Smell Of Success, Not All Real Estate Odors Makes Your Eyes Water.

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Real Estate Agent with MOOERS REALTY ME Broker License 106759

The old "bake a tin of brownies" real estate trick, hit them in the stomach as soon as they open the door to the property listing.

Say honey, I'm home. Making the real estate buyer feel at home. Every time they set foot in your new real estate listing.

But it is not always the mission to remove the bad property smells that curl the nose.

Instead careful attention to the pleasant ones that round out the four walls, floor and a roof.maine restaurant pizza oven photo

Over the years have done lots of door to door neighborhood canvasing.

Whether an in town neighborhood I sure would like to have more listing inventory in.

Or walking the entire sides of lakes in Maine to learn the lay of the land. 

To determine with the neighbor's help in questioning, and the Hardy Boy / Nancy Drew real estate detective skills.

Under the hand-held magnifying glass to sense this is a place needing a new buyer soon. With all the signs of a future listing is I just make some calls, track down the property owner. The shut up, closed smell of no one has been here along with the tell tale Rip Van Winkle going all around the deferred yard work season after season.

In the one after another front entry or session at the back, side, front door being very careful to look for sleeping dogs I don't want to startle, the homes all smell. Not said to offend.pies in maine home cooling photo

But the house scent fragrance like perfume ship shape or around their hobbies.

Or not so much, the in between for odors in real estate. The habits of the people who live here... maybe pipe, cigar, roll those left handed cigarette smoker / tokers. Turn up the Stranglehold, Freebird, Time Has Come Today.

Or some real estate property owners have several candles burning round the clock. Enjoy a Cuban with their end of the day toddy for the body. Maybe the kitchen oven is working overtime producing sweets, pastries, baked bread. MMMmmm or lasagna. Yes please. Love to stay for supper. Door to door your nose knows. That smell good, bad or ugly lingers in a house.

And in the case of a fire, animal urine, you may never get rid of it saturating the wood, floors, ceiling tiles, rugs and walls. Only a buyer with a major head cold, walking pneumonia could get in and out man drink dog in maine photowithout gagging. But buyers used to that environment don't flinch. Smell nothing out of the ordinary. Nose blind happens.

People live in houses.

Unless they own a dozen "second homes" and rotate where they spend their days and nights.

Your buyers are people who plan to enjoy, give the place a thorough work out in their day to day life too.

Squeaking clean has its place when you dress up to stage the property listing to be the best it can be for the real estate company visits ahead.

Read full article. But what about the other smells in real estate property listings.

I'm Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME Broker

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Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Andrew Mooers there's nothing that will kill a potential sale faster than the odor of animal or human odors... people want to smell nothing or, if anything, mom's apple pie.... make the house appeal to all of the senses....and odor is an important one.... 

Jan 25, 2015 08:19 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Nothing worse than trying to mask offensive odors with candles and sprays.  To me that's a "red flag".....

Jan 25, 2015 08:27 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Andy. We stage every home we flip and make sure there is something that smells great, so that it addresses their sense of smell.

Make it a great week!

Jan 25, 2015 09:16 PM #3
Rainmaker
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Barbara ... Oooh that smell, a good song by Lyrnrd and his Southern Band. In real life take a whiff of jiff, not so much. Dirty is not nice. Clutter is not the look you are looking for either.

Roger ... Sweet and sout does not work either. Something about a French street walker lyrics from a song come to mind. You can not mask nasty odors by drying to compete with new high power scent that just adds to the what stinks.

JP ... Smell good or not at all. And the smelling good part, keep it fresh and light, bright. Not musky over powering where here, put on this gas mask, we're all going in. Breath through your mouth. Use the green oxygen tank.

Jan 25, 2015 11:14 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
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Andrew

Very good article on the topic . . . . In model homes and open house we make a service chocolate chip cookies.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 26, 2015 09:17 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

LL ... Good thinking!

Jan 26, 2015 10:23 AM #6
Rainmaker
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Andrew I do have a toddy for the body almost every night.  Don't smoke but the smell of our favorite foods I know are buried within the walls somewhere.   

Jan 26, 2015 07:08 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

James ... The foods, vices, habits of the property owners or over the top cleanliness, or loose as a goose. Anything but nasty neat. We work with what we have and price it accordingly to sell. Everyone has different standards, odors happen good or bad.

Jan 26, 2015 08:05 PM #8
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Andrew.  You don't get a second chance to make a first impression.

Jan 26, 2015 08:17 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Conrad ... The common cold can help soften the blow.

Jan 26, 2015 09:20 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
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There are odors...and then there are the cover ups for odors...it is a lose/lose proposition !

Jan 26, 2015 09:25 PM #11
Rainmaker
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
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S and D ... Putting on more bay-rum or vanilla extract behind the ear to try to over pour foul smells, it does not work. Sweet sweat and sour who died smells don't take your buyer to a happy place. Making it smell like barber shop can be different and better than something's rotten in Denmark. Or under that couch, behind that recliner. Bathrooms... thoughts of cooties, worse so clean is keen. Make it shine.

Jan 26, 2015 09:34 PM #12
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