Discover All The Possibilities With Magic Eraser!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate

This post is my very first entry in an Active Rain contest!  The contest is by Charles Buell, called "Proof that I can blog about anything!"   The basic idea of the contest is to provide an opportunity for all active rain bloggers to stretch themselves----to step "outside-the-box" a bit----and realize that there is stuff to blog about everywhere one looks ----even under the kitchen sink.

I looked under my kitchen sink.  "Ugh. Am I a clean freak?", I wondered as I looked through all the stuff. So, I started throwing things out and stopped when I came to one product I couldn't do without.

Next to soap and water, the only other thing that I think any home needs to keep it close to being perfectly clean, or looking clean, is the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.

This magic sponge can fix almost any oops, mark, scuff, dirt, even soap scum by just adding water and rubbing on your "scuff or dirt mark" that you think prevents your house from looking perfect!  It even cleans tile floors!

This should be the #1 item given to all Sellers who say, "I cleaned - really. I know it doesn't look like it. But I did." Here you are M/M Seller - a little time with this magic bar and your baseboards, appliances, window sills, showers, tubs and more can all look like Mrs. Clean spent days scrubbing and polishing!

But the real magic I would like to see is a Magic Eraser just for Buyers.  Especially for the Buyer who found the perfect house except:

  • It has a pool
  • That room is in the wrong place
  • I wish the neighbor didn't have such an ugly fence that I'd have to look at.
  • That tower interrupts the mountain view.
  • I'd rather not have a 3-car garage.
  • I can't live with the tile and it'll cost too much to remove it...

... and other things we've all heard Buyer's who say, "if only".  Here you are M/M Buyer - a Magic Eraser! Simply erase what you don't like and you will have the perfect home of your dreams!

Back to reality, the point of all this is, no one can erase features of a home to make it just what they are looking for.  And no Seller will have a showroom, 100% clean, perfect home. 

Throw out things that aren't critical and find one main thing (or a couple things) that will be just what you need to make your perfect home. And like magic, you will soon see the true feature that makes any home perfect -

is bringing happiness into it.

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Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Gabrielle,will it erase the smile on my face?  Very nicely done :)

Oct 06, 2010 08:52 AM #2
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Gabrielle.....Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is bilders use it in their model homes to touch up and remove scuffs and marks from traffic....

Oct 06, 2010 08:57 AM #3
Jean Hanley
Coldwell Banker Kivett Teeters - Hemet, CA
Specializing in Folks Who Want To Buy/Sell Homes

I LOVE Magic Eraser.  Two dogs and a five year old.....Enough said.  I carry one with me in my real estate tool bag as well, just in case a client or their children scuff up a wall.

Oct 06, 2010 09:21 AM #4
Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Gabrielle, I had to do a Google of "Magic Eraser"----had never heard of it----I thought maybe you had done a cool photoshop :)

Oct 06, 2010 09:23 AM #5
Mara Hawks
First Realty Auburn - Auburn, AL
Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL

What a cute clan of clean bees...(well, the yellow outfits just reminded me of bees!) and a fun use of magic eraser! Very Nice!

Oct 06, 2010 10:14 AM #6
Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate - Tucson, AZ

HI CHARLES!  Oh thank you for reminding me that not everyone knows about these - I just updated the post with a link to the product!  And thanks for the nice comment! -- Gab

HI MARA!  With these little bees - this stuff comes in handy! -- Gab

HI JEAN! Enough said!  And good idea - they are lightweight enough to carry around! -- Gab

HI BARBARA!  Great to know that others, not just moms, find a use for these things! That's a great idea - easy way to keep the models looking good! -- Gab

HI TAMMY!  Another post perhaps?!!!  I'd love to read it! -- Gab

Oct 06, 2010 10:21 AM #7
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I actually tried these once, followed the directions (duh) and wasn't able to see much improvement. I'm glad to see they work for you...

Oct 06, 2010 12:39 PM #9
Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

oooh... magic eraser for buyers.... would they make one for sellers, too... who wanted to erase lowball buyers... or how about erasing their mortgages?

Oct 06, 2010 02:30 PM #10
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

"Find one main thing (or a couple things) that will be just what you need to make your perfect home ..." I really like that advice, Gabrielle!

Oct 06, 2010 02:37 PM #11
Bernadine Hunter, SFR, ACRE
Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty - Pickerington, OH
"Finding Solution to Your Real Estate Needs"

I'm just glad I learned some uses for the Magic Eraser.

Oct 06, 2010 03:44 PM #12
Joni Bailey
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

I may have to throw a magic eraser in my purse the next time I am showing property and borrow your " no one can erase features of a home to make it just what they are looking for" line! LOL

Oct 06, 2010 05:36 PM #13
Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

How about the 7 Up Man-Crisp and Clean-every can.

Oct 06, 2010 08:02 PM #14
Anne Marie Malf
Malfi Marketing Solutions ~ for real estate professionals - Yardley, PA
Real Estate Marketing Consultant/Virtual Asst, Bucks County,PA

Gabrielle - very nicely done! I like you love my Magic Eraser - I use it everywhere in my house and now they have those special ones for the bathroom - my family thinks I have some sort of addiction to these things. Love the message and how you tied it altogether and yes, I know you can blog about anything - the proof is throughout your blog! ~Anne Marie

Oct 07, 2010 11:07 AM #15
Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate - Tucson, AZ

HI ANNE MARIE!  Oh my goodness - it is so nice to see you here -- I will privately email you -- but thank you for your wonderful words! -- Gab

HI HARRY!  Not sure I've heard of that! -- Gab

HI JONI!  That would be a fun thought! -- Gab

HI BERNADINE!  Great -- they are pretty handy! -- Gab

HI ALAN!  Well now - we could have some fun with this couldn't we??!! -- Gab

HI PAUL!  You have me laughing -- what did you try it on?! -- Gab

HI JOHN!  Thanks -- sometimes Buyers will overwhelm themselves trying to find everything they want - this makes it easier! -- Gab

HI VALERIE!  Oh yes they are!  And I loved our yellow gloves post! -- Gab

Oct 08, 2010 10:16 AM #16
Valerie Zinger
House Proud Ottawa-Ontario-Canada - Ottawa, ON
Home Organizer

Gabrielle:  We have a couple of boxes of Magic Erasers in the house.  Are they not fantastic?  There are some things you cannot do without.  From the picture of those beautiful little girls, I would say that yellow would be your colour. 

Oct 13, 2010 12:58 PM #17
Pat Yoest
Century 21 Aadvantage Gold, 702-719-2100 - Las Vegas, NV

I love the erasers.  Great for cleaning tile grout

Nov 26, 2010 11:33 AM #18
Renee Marrs Caperton
Marrs & Associates - Corsicana, TX
Realtor - Corsicana Texas Real Estate

Nice post but it reminds me I need to get out the clean erasers and put them to use.  Too bad they don't run off batteries!  Cute girsl!

Dec 19, 2010 11:29 PM #19
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

thanks for your post!  I use and suggest magic erasers all the time.  Did you know they clean grout? 

Mar 06, 2011 12:18 PM #20
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

OK, found this fun post in the We Blog About Anything Group that I just joined and I am definitely going to have to buy one of these. It does sound like - magic!


Apr 21, 2011 03:58 PM #21
Diane McDermott
Realtor®, GRI, Landis e2 Real Estate, LLC - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte NC Real Estate Market

Gabrielle, a magic erasers just for buyers would definitely come in handy on occasion :)  I think most if not all of mine have said at least once "if only" that flaw or unfixable feature didn't exist...

May 13, 2011 03:53 PM #22
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