Smoking in Your Home Can Derail Your SalePosted by Judy Orr on
It doesn't happen often lately, but once in a while, I will show a home in Scottsdale where the air is very heavy with old, rancid smelling cigarette smoke. It really hits you when you walk in the door, and personally, I can't wait to get out of those homes, and in most cases my buyers feel the same. I've had buyers that have been so turned off by this that they won't even consider the home, even though it might be very nice and otherwise fit them.
What most smokers don't realize is that the smoke stays with anyone that enters their home. The smell gets absorbed by people's hair and clothing. So a buyer can remember any heavy smells that stick with them and will cross that house off their list.
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