Showing "nice" messy stinky houses

By
Managing Real Estate Broker with Tim Riddle Broker Associate,Marsha Hardin Real Estate

     I had the displeasure of showing a house the other day and it appeared a real gem from the curb. Then when we walked closer to the house we noticed a all famliar smell,, Guess what?  Cats !!  The people with me didnt say much about it, when we opened the door it was a shocking blast of foul air !  The house was messy and the cat residue was horrible. Carpet was bad  and just the stench made my socks roll down.  I couldnt go through all the house myself,  How can a agent take this listing without telling the owner ito have it cleaned up fumigated or whatever first?  The area is nice and desirable, needless to say this puppy or feline wont make the most desriable list..  Thats just Realtor abuse.  haha

Comments (5)

Chuck Carstensen
RE/MAX Results - Elk River, MN
Minnesota/Wisconsin Real Estate Expert

Those are tough ones.  I think its best to be kind but give truthful feedback that the agent can share with the seller to correct the issue.

Jul 02, 2011 02:53 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Dirty but nice and low low priced.... just another real estate listing property sale to rack up, add to the count. Like hockey goals, there are no ugly real estate sales when another ticket, trip to the closing table happens and your name is on a check, listed as the real estate broker making the HUD 1 settlement to happen.

Jul 02, 2011 03:17 AM
Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS

Hi Tim,  The Truth hurts sometimes but is so necessary! :)

Jul 02, 2011 05:39 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Hopefully the agent did tell the seller what they needed to do to help sell the home.  Probably not a very motivated seller.

Jul 04, 2011 01:05 AM
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

Made your sock roll down huh?  That is too dang funny! I would have loved to see a video of that!

Jul 16, 2011 05:21 PM