Home odors will turn buyers away. So your home has been listed for two months and you haven't had any offers. The price is right, its located in a great location, in a excellent school system so what gives?
Could it be that your home has an unpleasant Odor? Fact is that most home owners don't even realize that their home has an odor because they are use to living in the home. Your senses grow a custom to them. One of the best ways to sniff out the problem is to ask a person who doesn't live there.
Don't take it personal. Remember that buying and selling is all about marketing. We all have different likes and dislikes, tastes, etc. When you open the door to the public and invite them in it's all about the show. If your home doesn't look perfect and smell great the Buyers will turn around and run straight out the door without even going inside.
So be sure to make that your home is odor free.
The most common odors are:
Cigarette smoking - "Go outside"
Cooking and food odors - "Open the windows when you cook"
Mold and Mildew
The best news is that all can be corrected with a little preparation and at little cost.
If you are thinking of selling be sure to address the below items to ensure you have an odor free home:
Add a fresh coat of neutral paint color
Clean and shampoo your carpets
Dry clean your drapes & furniture covers
Open the windows & allow unpleasant scents to circulate
Lastly, Pet odors require daily attention:
Clean out the dog crate and give your hairy friend a bath.
Keep the litter box clean
Remove the wee wee pads and wash the floors with hot water /white vinegar mixture
Bleach baths tiles, floors and any areas that you find Mildew/ Mold
Lite a scented candle and your all ready to go.
Good Luck Folks