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House-a-toesis...is your home effective?

Some years back a deodorizer came up with this name.

It was a room deodorizer for offending odors for you home.


Many times we walk into a home and there are odors. 

Many homes have odors that are different from our own.

Pet, Foods, musty and more.


Nothing chills a hot buyer than awful odors in the home.

Many times we don't realize that the home smells!  WE are accustomed to the smells.



Get a trusted friend to tell you what your home smells like.

Then Locate the offensive odors, and then set out to rid them.

Don't cover up the odors, heavy perfumed homes covering up odors make people wonder why and what the issue is.  If the odor is a musty humid basement, a dehumidifier is a must.


What every you find out, neutralize the odor and make your home one that is pleasant to visit.

Comment balloon 13 commentsWilliam Feela • October 09 2016 05:09PM


Bill, this can't be said enough! Great post!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) almost 4 years ago

I am dealing with a house that had a dog in it for 11 years. We have professionally cleaned the carpet and are now praying the charcoal helps.

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) almost 4 years ago


Your tips are right of point with home odors.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig


Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 4 years ago

I like your advice. Don't use perfumes to cover up smells...deal with them and get them GONE. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) almost 4 years ago

William you really know what your are doing. Clean this house up.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) almost 4 years ago

William was this deodorizer effective? I advise clients to clean, clean, clean and only use "fresh" scents such as lemon or something that smells like clean laundry.

Posted by MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty) almost 4 years ago

Good morning William.  My mother-in-law is staying with us for a few weeks while her home is being remodeled.  She loves kale as do I.  The smell is very distinctive and offensive to some.  Thankfully our home is not on the market yet

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) almost 4 years ago

Excellent advice, William.  Those who live in the home often don't recognize that there are odors which they've become accustomed to.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 4 years ago

Very true my friend, often a scent whether good or bad will influence how a person looks at a home.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) almost 4 years ago

So many ties we walk into a home with odors.  Cooking odors are easy to get rid of but many others take much more work.

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 almost 4 years ago

I had almost ths exact conversation with a client recently who had cats. He was "nose blind" to the situation.

Posted by Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia (Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia) almost 4 years ago

No odor is the only good odor...

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 4 years ago

Wise advice Bill, odors turn off plenty of buyers and lead to bargain prices.


Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) almost 4 years ago