James S. Graner


Check Your Shoes!

I got an appraisal order this week, it was in East St Louis, Illinois. I went there this morning, for the field observation.

About half way through the walk thru I started noticing a smell. I began to walk around each room and wonder where it was coming from. The smell stayed with me regardless of where I walked the smell was just as strong. I wondered if I stepped on a doggie land mine outside. I got outside and still smelled it.

I got in the car and closed the doors and drove away, then I noticed a neighbor burning a tree stump. Of course, that was the smell, worried for nothing.

Comment balloon 7 commentsJames Graner • June 12 2008 09:30PM


I really didn't get the point on this one. Am I missing something?

Posted by Greg Hampton, North Georgia Mountain Property,Blue Rid (Re/Max Around The Mountains) over 10 years ago

Hey James,

At least it wasn't you which smelled. Also good thing you were not tracking that doggie land mine throughout the house.

Sean Allen

Posted by Sean Allen, International Financing Solutions (International Financing Solutions ) over 10 years ago

Sooooo what was smelling??? I am tired but it should not be this bad...

Posted by Sonja Babic, New Bern NC, PRIME Realty NC, LLC (Sonja Babic/PRIME Realty NC, LLC) over 10 years ago

I get it.  I used to work in East St Louis on the River Boat. 

Posted by Tammy Anderson, Owens, Broker/Owner ("The Gateway Home Team" of RE/MAX Alliance) over 10 years ago

That's pretty funny! I'm always smelling some odors in houses that clients don't smell. I had one listing that always smelled like curry. I would open all the doors and let the air blow through the house before my buyer arrived. They did write an offer. LOL

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 10 years ago

James:  I showed a home to a young couple a couple of weeks ago.  There was a foul odor in the home and we all smelled it as soon as we opened up the door.  The wife kept turning up her nose and making a face.  This sure turns buyers off.  I also informed the seller's agent so that, hopefully, he can get the situation corrected.

Posted by Jan Wood (None) over 10 years ago

Wow, I'm glad it wasn't something you were dragging around the house on your feet and I'm glad the people's house didn't smell that strong!!

Posted by Patrice Estess (PB APPRAISALS) over 10 years ago