Scents That Make Sense!
Prospective buyers may react strongly to the way a home smells. Smoke, strong disinfectants, insecticides, kitty litter and French fries have all been known to dampen the enthusiasm of buyers who might otherwise respond positively to a home that seems like it would meet their needs.
Be sure that you home passes the sniff test when it is on the market. Smoke and pets are the biggest offenders. Consider a temporary smoking ban inside your home while your home is on the market. If you have a cat litter box, be meticulous about cleaning it and put it in the garage or on the back porch while prospective buyers are touring your home. If your new puppy ruins an area rug, remove or replace it while the home is on the market. There are cleaning services that specialize in odor removal. They may suggest carpet steaming and other techniques to remove the offensive odor. Even if buyers smoke themselves or have pets, they will react differently to the same odors lingering in a home they are considering.
Our agents here at Sand Key Realty S & R, Inc. are here to help you with your future. Please give us a call at any one of our three convenient locations: 740 S. Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach, (727-443-0032), 309 Belleview Blvd., Belleair (727-461-4200) or 2701 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach (727-595-5441).
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