The Sniff Test
The sense of smell is a powerful motivator. When prospective buyers walk into a house, they respond more positively if they smell freshly baking oatmeal cookies instead of the lingering odor of a household pet.
As the homeowner, you may not notice odors that visitors are aware of as soon as they walk in the door. When your house is for sale, ask a friend or neighbor to give it a "sniff test". If there are offensive odors in your home, how do you get rid of them?
There are a few simple solutions--giving the floors and walls a good scrubbing, using the old vanilla-on-the-light-bulb trick, plugging in an essential oil diffuser and throwing out the dog's special chair. You can temporarily declare your home a "no smoking" zone. You may need professional help for cleaning carpets and drapes or deodorizing walls and wood floors. Your real estate agent will be able to provide you with a list of cleaning services which can assist you in making your home
smell clean and fresh.
Do These Real Estate Tips Really Apply to YOU?
I've learned these tips through years of experience as a top Realtor. But I know that YOUR situation might be different. That's why I'm here.
It's my job to personally advise homebuyers and sellers. Ask me if any tip that I've included here really applies to your situation.
If you have any questions about these tips - or other tips you may have heard elsewhere - ask me! I'll respond quickly, for free, and without obligation...
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