Attention to Detail, or What Were Ya Thinking?!

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Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox and Roach Northfield DRE#1008764

So...

   I  go to take my good friend's daughter to go out looking for a house.  It was probably a 50 miute ride, but her buying a home in this town was going to turn her hour commute each way every day to about 20.  Neither of us really knows the town, so it'll be nice for a change of scenery.

 

   Now you would think, or at least I would, that there would be a few things that any rehabber would think of when they get a "cheap" property to flip.  They might get a good deal on bank owned properties located in good areas.  Blown septic systems, mold, holes in sheetrock, etc are always good bargaining leverage.  Sometimes they do a great job!  Other times, not so much...

 

   First home was almost perfect.  Location location location.  Pride of ownership on the block.  HUGE yard.  ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL inside!  Spacious, stainless, granite, AWESOME!  And then, wer walked outside to see the yard.  It was dark out, which I usually hate, but her hours didn't allow us to go in daylight.  It seemed like an odd layout the way it was situated to the house next door.  I had my Maglite in hand, I sneezed, the light bounced and then I saw it...  

 

   Across the yard, from left to right, literally just out of reach on my tippy toes, was a wrapped in black set of power cables as wide as my fist.  2 ROWS OF THEM, going across the entire backyard of 3 houses, then separate cables just as big going INTO each home.   Might as well have been a power tower!

 

   But the last one, which she is now trying to buy, was the best.  Spacious, beautiful yard, BIG rancher, all new stainless appliances, hardwood floors and custom tile in the bathrooms.  As we're getting ready to walk out of the main bathroom, she started to LAUGH!!!  We didn't know what was going on, her husband was like omg, what is it?!  She's bent over, she's laughing so hard, and she points to the tub.  Me and her husband look at each other, puzzled, and then WE SEE IT...

 

toilet paper holder in the shower

 Her husband looks, cocks his head and says, "a washcloth holder maybe???"

need a closer look?  here...

 

   As she pulls lightly on the little rod there, she says, "I don't think so, lol!"  As we were all in the right place should we wet our pants laughing, we nearly did!  Yep, that is a toilet paper roll holder installed in the tile in the tub, lol!  And NO, it really wasn't in reach of the toilet, either...

 

   So, they decide they want the home, along with a few additional add ons.  I call the listing agent, run down the list of add ons, and said, "Oh, and they'd like the toilet paper holder removed from the tub."  There was a moment of silence.  She talks out loud as she's writing the list, and says, "replace ruuuug... remooooove toilet paper holder frommmm....  wait, what?"  I repeated myself.  She just says, "You're kidding me, right?"  I said, "did you NOT see it?"  Silence.  I said wait, as I texted her the pics.  She laughed harder than we did!  The builder wasn't too happy, but at least it's getting done, lol!  Who the heck put it there?  I dunno, but he won't be making THAT mistake again...

 

   Have you had any surprise construction install surprises? Let me know!  I'd love to hear them :0)

~Chris :0)

 

http://njrealtormama.com/2015/12/attention-to-detail-or-what-were-ya-thinking/

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Great story Christine!

I would be fine with the "wash cloth/tp" holder, but the big cables

in the back yard might be a problem.

Dec 19, 2015 11:07 AM #1
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Bob Crane it was SCARY!!! They were HUGE!!!  The guy said he could feel the hairs standing up on his arms!

Dec 19, 2015 11:49 AM #2
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I dont know why any builder would build near these unless they did not care about the future health of their customers.

Dec 19, 2015 12:07 PM #3
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Christine - Now a toilet paper holder in the shower/tub is something I have not see before. Glad your clients found a home that is going to work, and that the toilet paper holder will be remedied.

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