Home shopping in Salem Oregon. Always Adventurous.
We laughed as we walked up the stairs to view a home. The exterior of the home was beautiful, the masonry well done. Just based on the exterior of the home, it was their favorite so far.
As I cracked open the front door, I was almost bowled over. Right in the face, I got a waft of sour milk.
“Guys, I said…the house stinks.”
Brave souls that they were, they ventured inside the home. The littlest one, holding her nose ran through the vacant home waiting to be let into the back yard. Anyplace was better than downstairs where the smell was the worst.
It was the fridge, no doubt about it. The stench was overwhelming. I made the mistake of opening it to help determine the source of the smell. Bad idea. Remind me never to do that again.
The buyers went through the house and looked around. As we passed onto the garage downstairs, decaying grass (aka starting compost) hit our nostrils as well. Decaying grass and sour milk makes for a most unpleasant smell.
It was time to high tail it out of there. With our sense of smell permanently traumatized, my clients left the house. Not interested.
The granite tiles and brick masonry were helpless against the stench of sour milk.
Sellers…if you are going to sell a home that is vacant, it is really important that the home is checked on regularly. Don’t lose a potential buyer to something like this.
Also consider reading…I thought Niagara Falls was in NY.
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