Chris Heller | Encinitas Real Estate


4035 Carmel View Rd, San Diego, CA 92130  

Residential
$519,900
Price
2
Bedrooms
2
Baths
Rare opportunity to own in the desirable Arborlake community in Carmel Valley!! This unit features 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, huge loft, new flooring, fresh paint, new stainless steel appliances, huge living room with fireplace, and a large balcony overlooking the lake/pond!! Located in close proximity to freeway access, schools, and shopping. Wont last long



This listing recently sold for $550,000.

783 Granada Dr, Vista, CA 92083  

Residential
$550,000
Price
$550,000
Sale Price
4
Bedrooms
2
Baths
Great opportunity to own this fully renovated property in Vista!! This home is truly turnkey and features 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, laminate flooring, upgraded counters, stainless steel appliances, fresh paint, huge family room with fireplace, new sod, and an attached 2 car garage. Located in close proximity to freeway access, schools, and shopping.


Any pet owner will tell you that their pets are a part of the family. They bring joy to new families getting their first dog, and companionship to people who would otherwise live alone. However, they also bring the pet odors associated with having them around the house.

Since we spend so much time in our own homes, we oftentimes don’t even notice pet odors. So, even if you think your home is free of odors, it’s a good idea to get an unbiased opinion of the various odors of your home so that you can address them if necessary.

In this article, we’re going to teach you how to identify and neutralize those pet odors before the open house or first home showing. That way you can make the best impression on potential sellers and leave them feeling like your home has been well-maintained.

Identifying pet odors in your home

Whether you’ve got a dog, cat, rabbit, or hamster, odds are your little friend puts off some amount of odor. To discover where, if any, odors can be found, invite a friend over to your home who isn’t familiar with the smells and ask them their honest opinions about the various rooms in your home. This will give you a good idea of where you need to focus your efforts.

Important areas to clean

First thing’s first: the fabrics, surfaces, furniture, and carpet in your home in your home hold onto odor the most. Renting or buying a carpet cleaner, mopping the hard surfaces, and washing or refreshing curtains is a great place to start.

Many steam cleaners can be used on various surfaces, making them a good solution to get the most value out of your cleaning budget.

Don’t forget the carpet pad

If your pets have ever had “accidents” on your carpets, it’s vital to remember that their mess likely soaked through the carpet onto the carpet pad. While it may seem like a lot of effort to pull up the carpet just to clean the pad, it may be your only option in severe cases of pet odors.  

Painting

Repainting is a guaranteed way to remove any lingering odors in your home. Try to time your painting so that the room has the chance to air out and the smell of fresh paint isn’t overpowering.

Repainting is also the perfect opportunity to brighten up the rooms of your home, making them feel more spacious. Sticking to neutral, proven colors will give you the most bang for your buck.

Let some fresh air in

Before showing your home, open up the doors and windows and doors to closets and basements and let a draft run through the house. This can eliminate any musty smells that have accumulated in the lesser used parts of your home, as well as help mitigate the effect of pet odor.

Last minute additions

The day of showing your home, use a high-quality scented candle or two in places that your pets frequent. You don’t want it to be obvious that you’re trying to mask any bad odors, so don’t use anything overpowering. Rather, opt for a pleasant-to-neutral fragrance that isn’t too noticeable.


1628 Presioca St, Spring Valley, CA 91977  

Residential
$219,900
Price
2
Bedrooms
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Subject to cancellation of current escrow. Great opportunity to own in Spring Valley!! This 2 bedroom condo is priced extremely well and won't last long.


2292 Marquand Ct, Alpine, CA 91901  

Residential
$624,900
Price
5
Bedrooms
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Great opportunity to own in the highly desirable community of the Ponderosa Estates in Alpine!! This property features 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, laminate and tile flooring, huge living room with a double sided fireplace which also flows into the dining area, recessed lighting, ceiling fans, and an attached 3 car garage. Perfect yard for entertaining and a private gated area that would be great to add a pool. Located near freeway access, schools, and shopping.




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