Sales Prevention Program #85 That Place Stunk. We could hardly wait to get out of there.
The smell was hard to identify.
It was even harder to put up with.
So guess what?
We didn’t stick around.
We left in the let’s get out of here mode.
When the potential buyer walks through the door they often make a quick decision. I like it. I don’t like it. It stinks. You want the opposite, I love this place response.
I don’t know if the home was rented or owner occupied. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was a renter as all too many could care less. The beds weren’t made, the place was not neat.
Owners and agents need to be on top of this type of thing. If you live in the place, ask your agent if you need to fix an odor.
In this case I believe part of the smell was cigarette smoke. To most that is a big turn off. I’m just pointing this out. After all you put your home on the market to sell it. Why subscribe to a sales prevention program?
It is also important to consider than many people have allergies to fake smells. When coming upon them, they walk right in and then they walk right out.
Don’t use a fragrance to cover up a sin. This happened to a purchase I was the agent on a few years ago. The home had cats. That cats had a favorite place to pee, the corner of the living room, on the carpet. Seller, dishonest seller I might add, heavily fragranced the living room to cover up the pee smell. Yes, some people do do these doo doo type of acts. It didn’t take long for my buyer to gag and the ensuing legal action made the seller gag even more.
Sales Prevention Program #85 That Place Stunk Amen