Are Odors in a Home a Deal Breaker When Selling?

If you’re putting your home on the market, you have probably heard a lot of advice about what to do in order to help your home sell. Did you know that some smells in your home can affect the way buyers view your home during the home selling process? That’s right! You may not realize that odors can kill the sale of your home.

Learn more about why you need to eliminate odors when you list your home in this video “Are Odors in a Home a Deal Breaker When Selling?”:

Should You Remove Odors in Your Home Before You Sell It?

So, should you remove odors in your home before you sell it? Yes! You want to make sure there are no strong odors in your home before potential buyers come to tour your house. Here’s why, some buyers are extremely sensitive to smells and this one sense can overpower their ability to see your home if they have too strong of a reaction to a certain odor in your home.

Here are some tips on eliminating odors in your home before potential buyers come in: Don’t cook any meals that have strong smells that may linger in your home before a showing. We all love our furry friends, but get rid of the pet smells in your home! Some potential buyers may have allergies, and pet smells could be a big turnoff for them. 

How can you get rid of pet stains or odors? Get your carpets cleaned, remove any pet bedding around your home before showings, and even light neutral scented candles. Learn more about how to remove pet stains and odors in this post: How to Get Rid of Pet Stains and Odors  

More Common Questions About Selling a Home

I know you probably have a lot more questions about selling a home and you’re in luck! I have more common questions about selling a home that you can find answers to HERE.

These common questions can include things like can I buy and sell a home at the same time, when is the best time to sell my home, or even at what list price you need to sell your home. 

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Sellers Guide 

I’m here to help. If you don’t see the answer to one of your home selling questions, reach out to me today! I have plenty of resources and expert tips to help you through the process of selling your home.

What Else do I Need to Know Before I Sell My Home?

After reading this article, you may wonder what else you need to do in order to get your home ready for the market! If you have more questions about selling your home in the Greater Birmingham, Alabama area, reach out to me today! I would love to help you through the process of selling your home.

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Dianna Howell

The Howell Group of Keller Williams in the Birmingham Alabama area

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