Eliminating the smoke smell in a mobile home can be a daunting task, but it is crucial for a clean and healthy living environment. Begin by airing out the home by opening windows and using fans to increase ventilation. Deep cleaning all surfaces, including walls, floors, and furniture, with specialized cleaners designed to neutralize smoke odor, is essential. Upholstery and carpets may require professional steam cleaning to remove embedded smoke particles. Additionally, using air purifiers with HEPA filters can help clean the air continuously. With diligence and thorough cleaning, you can successfully rid your mobile home of smoke smell, restoring freshness and comfort to your living space.

According to The American Heart Association, smoking is one of the hardest habits to quit.

We all know loved ones who either do smoke, have smoked, or have struggled to quit this habit.

Although we can all agree with the comment above, we need to dig deeper to see if the smell of smoke within a Sarasota, Florida, mobile home affects the resale price of the property when the Seller goes to sell their home.

The direct and easiest answer to this question is:

it depends on who the Buyer is.

In our experience here at The Mobile Home Dealer, we can tell you that, generally speaking, there are far fewer people who smoke than folks who do.

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With this fact out in front, we can say that trying to find someone who doesn’t mind the smell of smoke in a mobile home will be much harder than finding someone who enjoys the smell of smoke in their new mobile home.

What we have seen is that many times, Buyers who are looking at buying a mobile home within the greater Sarasota, Florida, area will look for a lower cost in a smoker’s home than if the home did not have that smell. The same goes for pet odors and the old musty smell that we are all familiar with from our grandparents’ homes when we were kids.

These Buyers will consider asking for price discounts due to the work they feel they will need to complete to rid the home of the smoke odor.

Smells of any kind will turn most Buyers off, but not totally away.

Buyers who are affected by the odor of smoke within a mobile home due to a medical condition usually will not spend any more time looking at purchasing the mobile home due to the odor-causing them personal harm.

It is not uncommon for many mobile home Buyers, especially in this market, to look to buy a mobile home and remodel it. These remodels usually start with new paint and flooring, along with updated appliances and furniture.

If this is the intention of the Buyer, then we usually do not see an issue with the home selling if it carries an odor of smoke or animal smells.

A popular product called Killz is on the market. It is a paint-type material that can be used on all walls and subflooring and will essentially “kill” all odors within a mobile home. After this product is used and has time to dry, what will then be added is either a coat of paint to change the wall colors or to begin laying down new flooring throughout the home. Although this process is one that is somewhat labor intensive, it is not expensive. It can be done rather quickly especially if the Buyer is looking to complete a remodel of the property.

If you are a smoker and are concerned about the cost of which your mobile home will sell because of the smoke smell, do not be too concerned just yet.

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We at The Mobile Home Dealer suggest beginning preventative measures to prevent the home from smelling worse than it currently does.

To fix the odor, we suggest smoking outside your home to get new odors. Look at airing the home out regularly by opening the windows and doors for fresh air. Lastly, look at getting rid of the furniture that you have in the home prior to selling the property if at all possible. This is because, most of the time, these smells will be trapped in the fabric of the chairs and couches and will not be able to be gotten out regardless of how they are cleaned.

Although the smell of smoke can attract most buyers’ attention in general, it can’t be a deal breaker. But this does not mean you just ignore it. Having a mobile home that smells like roses can attract possible buyers, especially if you did the repairs before selling your mobile home. A newly repaired and repainted mobile home must be free of any smell except for the used materials, like paint. Having a paint smell proves that the house is newly painted and can attract prospective buyers.

A total house cleaning is strongly recommended for those who want to sell their house. Cleaning can also help you discover areas that need to be fixed, such as water leaks, wet spots, molds, and other small things that cannot be seen without intensive cleaning. 

If you are planning to sell your mobile home, it is essential to take some time to prepare it for sale. This includes addressing issues that could turn off buyers, such as bad smells. Smoke smell is common in mobile homes, especially if the previous owner was a smoker.

If you are a smoker, it is best to quit before putting your home on the market. If that is not possible, you must take measures to remove the smoke smell from your home.

There are a few ways to do this:

  1. Air out the home as much as possible before showings. Open all the windows and doors and let fresh air circulate through the home.
  2. Clean all surfaces, including carpets, upholstery, and walls. Use a strong vacuum cleaner and shampoo the carpets if necessary.
  3. Use air fresheners or odor-neutralizing sprays throughout the home. Be sure to use products that do not mask the smell but remove it.

By taking these steps, you can make your mobile home more appealing to potential buyers and increase your chances of getting top dollar for your home.

While we understand smoke odors may be part of the selling process of a mobile home, we strongly encourage both the Buyer and the Seller to take a moment to look past them when purchasing or selling their Sarasota mobile home.

The Mobile Home Dealer is a licensed mobile home broker in Sarasota, Florida, and the surrounding areas. We provide professional buy and/or sell assistance to our clients. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us by clicking this link. You may also visit our Facebook Page and send us a message.

This is Mark Kaiser with The Mobile Home Dealer. We help mobile home Buyers and Sellers improve their lives.

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