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.
With this fact out in front what we can say is trying to find someone who doesn’t mind the smell of smoke within a mobile home will be much harder than someone who enjoys the smell of smoke within their new mobile home.
What we have seen is that many times, those Buyers who are looking at buying a mobile home within the greater Sarasota Florida area will look for a lower cost in a smoker 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 within our grandparents’ homes when we were all kids.
These Buyers will look at asking for price discounts due to the work they feel they will need to complete in order 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 to have many mobile home Buyers, especially in this market, look to buy a mobile home and remodel it. These remodels will 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 and is a paint-type material that can be used on all walls and subflooring that 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 the coat of paint used 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 and 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.
What we, here at The Mobile Home Dealer, suggest is to begin taking preventative measures to not have the home smell worse than it currently does.
To fix the odor smell we suggest starting to smoke outside of your home to get new odors from starting. Look at airing the home out on a regular basis by opening the windows and doors to have fresh air in. Lastly, look at getting rid of the furniture that you have in the home prior to selling the property if at all possible. The reason for this is that 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 add attraction to 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 materials that are used like paint. Having a paint smell proves that the house is newly painted and can add interest to prospective buyers.
A total house cleaning is strongly recommended for those who want to sell their house. Cleaning can also help you discover some areas that need to be fixed like 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 important to take some time to prepare it for sale. This includes addressing any issues that could potentially turn off buyers, such as bad smells. Smoke smell is a common issue 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, then you need to take measures to remove the smoke smell from your home.
There are a few ways to do this:
- Air out the home as much as possible before showings. Open all the windows and doors and let fresh air circulate through the home.
- Clean all surfaces, including carpets, upholstery, and walls. Use a strong vacuum cleaner and shampoo the carpets if necessary.
- Use air fresheners or odor-neutralizing sprays throughout the home. Be sure to use products that do not mask the smell but actually 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 a part of the selling process of a mobile home we strongly encourage both the Buyer and the Seller of the mobile home to take a moment to look past it when purchasing or selling their Sarasota mobile home.
The Mobile Home Dealer are 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 and we help mobile home Buyers and Sellers get to a better place in life.
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