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Fresh Air Sells

The problem with household smells is that we get accustomed to them… when they are in our own homes. However, it takes just a few seconds in a stranger’s home, to know if a smoker lives there. The smell is in the air!

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So when you put your home on the market, think about the common smells you might have lingering around your property. Remember, you may no longer notice them, but a prospective buyer will. 

These may include:

  • A diaper bin in the baby’s room
  • Kitty litter
  • Model making glue
  • Paints, even if the cans or tubes are closed tightly
  • Food. The aroma of a spicy meal can linger for hours
  • Garbage cans. Even empty ones, if they are not clean
  • Strong smelling soaps, perfumes and other cosmetics and toiletries
  • Flowers and other plants
  • Firewood, (especially pine)
  • Outdoor shoes
  • Ashtrays
  • Sinks
  • Carpets
  • Door mats are especially prone to stains and smells.

Try to eliminate as many odours as possible. An hour or so before a viewing, open a few windows to give your home a breath of fresh air.

 

Published Wednesday, February 26, 2014 10:12 AM by Jane Johnston Personal Real Estate Corporation M.E

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About Jane Johnston Personal Real Estate Corporation M.E

Jane Johnston was a winner of an VREB MLS® Silver Award in 2007 and 2008 and 2010, and MLS® Gold Award Winner in 2010. Jane was Pemberton Holmes' top new REALTOR® in her first year and has consistently been a top 1% performing realtor at Pemberton. Jane is focused on providing you with top-rated service.