Selling Homes and Residential Properties
As fewer and fewer people smoke, and most smokers smoke outside, having a home with no evidence of smoking (to the eyes and the nose) is becoming an important priority for today's buyers. 91% of Oregonians prefer housing that has not been smoked in (Oregon Tobacco Facts and Laws 2011).
These tools can help sellers prepare their homes for market:
- “Preparing Your Home for Sale" offers comprehensive staging and preparation tips from the exterior to interior and includes 53 practical and thoughtful points, including a few having to do with cigarette damage.
- "Smells Don’t Sell” details the steps necessary to address various odor problems, including tobacco smoke.
Realtors -- Customize these articles for your clients:
- Article for homeowners: This article is for folks who may be preparing their homes for market as well as those who may not be thinking about resale value right now, but should be.
- Article for investors with residential rentals: This market is very bottom-line conscious. They are probably well aware how costly it is to turnover a unit that’s been smoked in, but they may not realize that it is not only legal, but the current trend, to implement no-smoking policies for rentals. No-smoking policies are a win-win for investors, their tenants, and future buyers.