I love watching YOUTUBE videos of homes in the area, especially the ones I have shown or previewed. I was watching one this morning about a house on a lake. Great video, but the one thing that was missing was the smell. When I was there, the house reeked of plug ins and when I reached the basement you could smell the musty shut up smell a 2nd home gets when it is not being used.
So to prevent the odors of a real showing from keeping your house from selling, do the following:
1) Charcoal in open bins under the beds, in the closets...out of sight will absorbe the moisture that collects in an unoccupied house. There are also commercial damp traps and if you have a dehumidifier, use it. Lake houses collect moisture.
2) Do NOT under any circumstance try to cover up the odor of the house with sprays or plug ins. Most consumers are educated and will start looking for problems as soon as they smell the perfume.
3) Have your agent or a neighbor open the house once a week, yes even in winter, to change out the stale air for fresh. A closed house is a trap for smells.
4) When you use the house, make sure damp towels are not left draped over furniture or in piles. Towels and where they have been is a breeding ground for smells.
If you are selling your home, you must make sure the smell matches the curb appeal. Buyers buy with their eyes and noses.
Gwen Fowler has been selling real estate in the Golden Corner since 1987 and has lived here her entire life. She has the experience and knowledge to guide you through the area and to match you with your dream property. If you are ready to take the step to make your dream a reality, contact Gwen at 1-800-248-8950
Oconee County South Carolina, home to Long Creek, Mountain Rest, Salem, Seneca, Walhalla and West Union offers some of the best real estate value in the country. We offer outstanding recreational opportunities as well as an excellent central location, just 1.5 hours to Atlanta, GA and 2 hours to Charlotte NC or 1 hour to the airport in Greenville, SC.
Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Golden Corner offers 10 private lakes as well as Hartwell, Jocassee and Keowee, three large, public power company-maintained lakes. Sitting just off I-85 we have easy access north or south, plus we are just an hour from Highlands NC and Cashiers NC. Clemson has all the charm of a small southern college town and is less than a half an hour away.