Monday, November 04, 2019 / by Pamela Glende
There’s nothing worse than walking into a home and it smells. Pet’s can cause a home to smell and pet urine is one of the worst. Also, too much fragrance bothers a lot of people. Having a lot of scents in a home also make homebuyers think you are covering up something. Another odor is cooking smells. It could be fish, onions, garlic or other foods that really turn off a potential homebuyer.
Walking into a home and having to make your way through clutter doesn’t help your home to sell. A person considering your home has a very hard time picturing it as their new home if they can’t even see it and there is stuff everywhere. Declutter and do a deep cleaning before you put your home on the market. There is nothing worse than old food and trash laying around, dirty bathrooms, dirty floors and dirty clothes laying everywhere. There is a big difference in a home that is lived in and a home that is filthy.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 / by Pamela Glende
Our Spokane real estate market is a strong seller’s market currently. If you’re home isn’t selling there got to be a reason. What could the reasons be?
If your home is overpriced, then it will sit on the market. You will end up lowering the price time and time again until you lower it to the true market value. The problem with these homes is that you either had a poor evaluation of the home and the realtor told you it would sell for this exorbitant price to get the listing or the listing agent wasn’t upfront with you on what the home was actually worth after you said you thought it was worth much more. It is so important to price your home the 1st time at the true market value or slightly below if your looking for multiple offers. Multiple offers will drive up the price therefore netting you more.
Condition of the home:
There could be something about your that is turning away buyers such as is there an odor? It’s hard to tell if our home smells ...
Saturday, April 27, 2019 / by Connie Tracy
When you are checking out homes in pursuit of purchasing on, it is a a great idea to make observations with all five of your senses. This may seem silly... but the nose KNOWS!
The nose is sometimes under utilized. Your sense of smell can help you detect issues that could cost you money if gone unnoticed until later.
If you notice these odors and are still considering a purchase, you may wish to hire a professional who can come in and identify the cause and give you an estimate for fixing the problem.
* Cigarette smoke:
Heavy smoke odors can nearly be impossible to remove from carpets, walls, cabinets, and wood trim. AND even this can be hazardous to your health!
A pungent stale smell could be a problem stemming from moisture issues or even hidden m_ _ _ (bio-organic materials... EEK!) This can be a problem to people with allergies and asthma.
A rotten egg smell may indicate a dangerous gas leak somewhere in the house.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 / by Dixie Simon
Eliminating bad odors from your home is incredibly important, and you want to make sure you've removed them before putting it on the market. Often times, the first thing buyers notice upon entering your home is how it smells. If there is an odd odor, it will instantly put them off. No matter how beautifully staged and presented it is, strong odors or stale air can make your home unappealing to prospective buyers. Opening windows and exhaust fans will only go so far in removing foul odors and generally won’t eliminate them completely. To ensure you don't lose potential buyers, follow these odor eliminating tips to ensure your home smells and feels fresh and new.
Don’t Use Artificial Freshening Sprays
Don't make the mistake of spraying artificial room freshener sprays in hopes that it will remove the bad odor. Deodorizers will quickly fade, and only mask the smell, sometimes in an overwhelming way. If a buyer walks into your home, your air freshener can cause a ...
Thursday, April 18, 2019 / by Jody Lee
Have you ever walked into someone else’s home and were overwhelmed by how incredible it smelled? Or maybe you couldn’t wait to leave because there was a not-so-great scent as soon as you entered? Often, we become so accustomed to the way our own home smells that we don’t notice if the scent is bad or good. It can be frustrating to wonder what others think about the scent of your home. If you feel like your house doesn’t always smell fresh, follow these steps to make sure that it smells amazing all the time.
ELIMINATE BAD SMELLS
Empty garbage cans regularly
Clean out your refrigerator once a week
Sprinkle baking soda or carpet deodorizer before vacuuming
Open the windows when the weather is nice
Invest in an air purifier
If you have pets, brush and bathe them often
Get rid of old musty towels
Use a daily bathroom cleaner spray to prevent mildew smells
Pour a little drain cleaner in your sinks on a wee ...