Horrible Odors: Sense of Smell & Selling A Home

Selling A Home With Urine Odor

Pleasant scents in the home are only effective when they are not being used to cover up a horrible odor. Have you ever walked into a gorgeous, jaw-dropping home that reeks of a previously cooked sauerkraut dinner, cigarette smoke or pet urine?

Here is a list of my favorite scents to use while holding an open house or before you know a potential buyer is going to be viewing the home.

1) FRESH SCENT: Simply open the windows and doors on a nice day; the most effective scent is sometimes no scent at all. Artificial scents may indicate a cover up of an existing odor, as well as pose as a distraction for potential buyers.

2) LEMON or ORANGE: The fresh and vibrant scent of lemons and oranges are said to make people happy. In past experiences, I have had great success with opening all doors and windows (fresh scent) and placing pitcher of chilled water with sliced oranges and lemons for buyers to drink while touring the home for sale. This generally leaves people feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

3) PUMPKIN: When holding an open house during fall & winter months, pumpkin scent can be both cozy and comforting to guests. You can either light a pumpkin-scented candle or put out a tray of freshly baked pumpkin bread. This will leaver your guests feeling welcomed.

If you have some favorite scents that have worked well in the past when holding an open house, we would love to hear your thoughts and ideas.

Cincinnati OH Real Estate Software Company (Dotloop)

Cincinnati OH Real Estate Software Company

Real Estate Documents & Legally Binding Electronic Signatures

Dotloop, a real estate software development company here in Cincinnati, Ohio, has helped revolutionize the real estate industry by going paperless. Real estate agents and their clients no longer have to drive across town or travel the country to get real estate documents signed. Instead, Dotloop has made it easy to upload documents, share with clients, negotiate real estate deals, and then securely sign all legally-binding documents online.

Why We Love Dotloop

We have been using Dotloop’s real estate software for some time now and we LOVE it! More importantly, our clients love it. We no longer have to inconvenience our clients with long travel times to sign documents or the task of keeping track of mounds of paperwork that pile up during a real estate transaction. Having the ability to safely and securely sign a legally-binding real estate contract online from the comfort of your home or office is a huge convenience for everyone involved in the transaction.

How Does It Work?

1) Upload real estate documents to Dotloop
2) Attach the recipient’s name and email address to the document
3) Place the “Initial Box” or “Signature Box” in the appropriate place on the documents
4) Dotloop will then share the documents with your client (via email)
5) Your client signs the documents (using their computer keyboard)
6) Both parties receive a confirmation email that all documents have been signed

Are You Using Dotloop?

If you’re a real estate agent (Realtor) and you are not providing your clients with the convenience of Dotloop, you should definitely consider utilizing Dotloop’s real estate software.

Dayton OH Real Estate | Selling a Home in Dayton Ohio

Selling a Home in Dayton Ohio

If you are selling a home in Dayton or Cincinnati OH this year, you’re in luck! Thanks to low inventory, high demand, low interest rates, and rising home prices, the Southern Ohio real estate market is hotter than ever. We had a long, hard winter which played a role in a slower than normal start but April 2014 proved to be a stellar month. With this being a “Sellers Market,” I am actually talking to people that bought a home back in 2006 (bad time to buy) that are now starting to make up ground and even gain some equity.

If you are in the market to sell your home, please give us a call at (937) 490-9743. We would love to talk to you about our marketing plan and why we think we can sell your home faster and for more money.