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Rainmaker
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I went to a dentist appointment a month or so ago, with lots of safety protocols in place. The hygienist came out to the lobby to ask me some preliminary questions. One was, "can you still smell things?" and I said, "Yes, in fact, there's a terrible odor in this lobby, maybe carpet or something?" and she said, "Oh, I know, you can smell that through masks! It's the cleaner we have to use". Anyway, my point is, it's still possible to smell from behind a mask! (And to complain from behind one)

 

Aug 31, 2020 06:37 AM
Rainmaker
1,332,560
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Vinegar, Clorox, Mr. Clean, Pine-Sol, where does one begin!

No wonder I use so much garlic and onion!

Aug 31, 2020 06:41 AM
Rainmaker
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

No, the average mask doesn't prevent odor detection. I can smell the flowers in our farmer's market, I can smell the cleaner in our stores. Since the masks are next to worthless protection-especially how most wear them:  scents, odors and smells are not prevented. But, I participate in the illusion and wear mine to go along to get along. 😷

Aug 31, 2020 06:58 AM
Rainmaker
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Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is one benefit of the masks, especially if you have a stinky listing, haha.

Aug 31, 2020 06:50 AM
Rainmaker
3,715,473
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Not so much, if it stinks, it stinks!

Aug 31, 2020 06:20 AM
Rainmaker
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Odor in the house?

Ah, yes, cooking odor in many cases. 

We do run into that once in a while.

Aug 31, 2020 06:38 AM
Rainmaker
5,985,118
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Not many wear a mask when at home.

Aug 31, 2020 06:25 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Annette,

Given the sales of Clorox and the shortages experienced by some, I would say thank you to Clorox.  LOL A

Aug 31, 2020 08:30 AM
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

The masks are worn in an attempt to hide many things ... odors are not the issue. 

Aug 31, 2020 08:01 AM
Rainmaker
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

And? Not sure what the issue is. Masks mask some things

Aug 31, 2020 07:31 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Our company's listings don't smell to begin with.  :)

Aug 31, 2020 10:48 AM
Rainer
424,037
Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Mobile Notary Colorado Springs, CO Notary Training

I wear a medical mask with a minimum rating of ASTM Level 2 (BFE >= 98%, PFE >= 98% @ 0.1 microns). So, it blocks particle sizes over 0.1 microns (100 nanometers), which includes bacteria, which have diameters of 0.4 to 2.0 microns.

It would also block smoke particles, about 1 micron.

But, gas particles are tiny and would pass thru a face mask.  For example, ammonia molecules are 0.326 nanometers.

Aug 31, 2020 08:07 AM
Rainmaker
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Oh man. LOL. Wait'll this is all over and they've lived in the house a few months . . . ringy dingy . . .

Aug 31, 2020 07:50 AM
Rainmaker
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

For sure, there is some odor in the house...

Sep 01, 2020 09:58 AM
Rainmaker
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

I don't think so. 

It is not about mask. 

Sep 01, 2020 09:45 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Perhaps with the right mask, however most will not eliminate odors.

Aug 31, 2020 09:58 PM
Rainer
223,707
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA

oh stink gets through, trust me.

Aug 31, 2020 02:06 PM
Rainmaker
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Peter Mohylsky. Beach Expert
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
THE BEACH IS OPEN

I did get a call from a friend who questioned about dead rats in the walls.  My first experience, generally, they are in plain sight.  

Aug 31, 2020 11:17 AM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

yes that might be true but the other day I was 'accosted' thru my mask with cologne in an elevator. 

Aug 31, 2020 10:19 AM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The world of microbiology has its own rules and the masks we use cannot navigate correctly in that world. The only true filtering system is a self-contained system where the outside is not allowed in the inside. Masks are lulling people into a false sense of security. They however, do the work of a handerchief/sleeve by covering coughs and sneezes. All esle gets through

Aug 31, 2020 09:40 AM
Rainmaker
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Shannon Jones
The Shannon Jones Team - Long Beach, CA
Long Beach CA Real Estate

Hah I don't know about that but I will say I think it dulls my sense of smell a bit!

Sep 28, 2020 11:51 AM
Rainmaker
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

or, worst case scenario, you know, uh... Covid-19

Aug 31, 2020 03:36 PM