Three Worst Odors
Got a smell? It won’t sell! Here are the top three odors that cause trouble when selling a house. #3 is food odors. I love BBQ as much as the next guy, well, actually more than the next guy, but I don’t want to buy a home that smells like it. Same goes for brussel sprouts or curry. Now cookies and bread are great smells to let linger. #2 is cigarette smoke. Many times, my buyers never make it past the foyer when this smell is present. And you’ve got to do a lot of extraction to remove it. But the #1 odor that kills your chances of selling a home is cat urine. This odor is pungent and when its in a house, it usually has permeated the carpet and the subflooring. The best way to get rid of it is to remove anything on which the cat peed. If a seller can’t or won’t deal with it ahead of time, then buyers will certainly expect a discounted price.