The sense of smell is a powerful motivator
. When prospective buyers walk into a house, their senses are alert to visual, audio
and smell stimuli to form that “first impression”
It is well known that buyers respond more positively if they smell freshly baked oatmeal cookies instead of the lingering odors of mold, cigarette smoke or a household pet (sorry Rufus)!
Because you are used to it, you may not notice odors that visitors are aware of as soon as they walk in the door. When your house is for sale, ask a friend or neighbor to give it a "sniff test"
. If they notice any odors, you bet potential buyers are going to notice them too.
So, how do you get rid of the smell?
There are a few simple solutions:
- give the carpets a steam clean and the walls a good scrubbing
- use the old vanilla-on-the-light-bulb trick
- plug in an essential oil diffuser
- throw out the dog's special chair
- temporarily declare your home a "no smoking" zone
You may need professional help
for cleaning carpets and drapes or deodorizing walls and wood floors.
We can provide you with a list of cleaning services which can assist you in making your home smell clean and fresh.
Call or Text us at 843-900-0155
for more information!