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Buyers Turn Their Nose Up At Smelly Houses

bad smells deter home sales

Take a Whiff Before You List

If you are planning to put your home in Granbury on the market, you have most likely looked around for things in your home that need cleaned and repaired.  You have freshened up your landscaping and added color to your curb appeal.  As diligent as you have been in getting your home ready, be sure you did not overlook the smells that linger in your home just from your day to day living.

Odors that buyer’s find most offensive:

    • Pets
    • Litter boxes
    • Strong Air Fresheners/Candles
    • Lingering Smells Of Certain Foods With Strong Spice Odors
    • Mildew/Dampness
    • Tobacco Smoke
    • Garbage Not Removed From The Home
    • Gym Equipment Left Out
    • Dirty Laundry
    • High Efficiency Washers That Begin To Smell

How Can You Eliminate These Odors:

Pets

You should consider having pets kenneled or at the least, removed from the home during showing appointments.  Keeping dogs bathed and carpets cleaned to remove the smell of your furry friends.  Move litterboxes to an exterior area, but if you cannot do that, then change the litter daily.  Consider using a more expensive type of litter and litter box that ensures to control odor from your felines elimination.trong Air Fresheners/Candles

Just do not use them.  Home buyers can tell when a strong scent of these air...