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Reblogger Gary Berset
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Executive Realty, Medway, MA 02053

This is a great post by Valerie.  It's a common occurrence, unfortunately.  There are some people who think they have the right to shake, rattle and roll what is not theirs.

Original content by Valerie Zinger

This is what Buyers say when they start testing things in a home.  Hey - what about hiring a home inspector before you take apart the owner's plumbing, running the tub water and seeing if the toilet is firmly placed on the floor.  STOP IT!!!!  If you break the wax seal on the toilet and it leaks after we leave, who is going to pay for the damage?  I know I will expect you to pay for your damages and so will other real estate agents and the owner. 

I don't think I have to ask you to respect other people's belongings.  Maybe I should just set a couple of guidelines before we enter someone's home.

  1. Do NOT get in the tub with your shoes on with those heels that are going to wreck the acrylic.  STOP IT!!!! 
  2. Open the cupboards and the closets but stop inspecting the homeowners' belongings. 
  3. Did you just leave the ceiling fans running?  Are you paying the eclectic bill?
  4. Wait a minute, did you just open the windows and leave them unlocked?  Are you paying for the damages and for the stolen articles when someone gets in through those open windows and patio doors.
  5. Just a minute, did I just see you pull back the corner of the wall to wall carpet to see if there is hardwood beneath?  Yikes!!!  Hope you have the money to pay for the carpet people to return and fix what you just tore away from the wall.

Remember, I will try to undo whatever you have done to the home but I may miss some things.  Let's make a pact - do not take liberties with someone's home.  It may cost you and cost our relationship. 

Tire Kicking Time is NOT When you are Just Looking at a House.  It may cause a blow out.

Photo credit:  Tire Blow Out

Valerie Zinger 

email: vzinger@royallepage.com  (613-723-5300)

Royal LePage Gale Real Estate,  Ottawa, Ontario, Canada  

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Sandi Davidson
Florida's Realty LLC - Lehigh Acres, FL

Seriously Gary, are people that clueless.  I have not experienced it myself but I have watched Househunters on TV and see the prospective buyers climb into the bathtubs with their shoes on...come on folks!  It may be for sale, but it's not your house.

Jul 27, 2011 08:23 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

This is a good post to reblog.I missed it the first time.

Jul 28, 2011 09:09 AM
Gary Berset
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Medway, MA 02053 - Medway, MA

Sandi, yes, buyers do the craziest things... And, guess what, some buyer agents overstep their bounds as well. Gary

Jul 31, 2011 02:26 AM
Gary Berset
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Medway, MA 02053 - Medway, MA

Valerie, great post...

Jul 31, 2011 02:27 AM
Gary Berset
RE/MAX Executive Realty, Medway, MA 02053 - Medway, MA

Gita, many buyers are home inspectors... of course, without the training or the liecense to be one!!!

Jul 31, 2011 02:34 AM