A Real Cleaning Challenge...

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

                                                         

 

A Real Cleaning Challenge.

My clients are the best! This morning when speaking with one of my favorite sellers, she shared this quote " Cleaning with kids in the house is like brushing your teeth while eating Oreos."

Anyone with children can appreciate these words. This home is sold and settled but each time we called for a showing appointment, there was never a hesitation. It seemed easy... just gave a time and a day and when we showed up... the house was always in show condition.

No big deal you might say.

However try this with 2 children, 2 cats and Mom and Dad both working.   I had to smile at this cute and oh so true saying.

                                                                  

          

 

            Cleaning quote

                        

 

                                                                         oreo cookies

 

 

                                                 A Real Cleaning Challenge.

                                           

 

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Comments (19)

Mary Pope-Handy
Sereno Group Real Estate - Los Gatos, CA
CRS, CIPS, ABR, SRES, Silicon Valley

What a great quote - I will remember it!!  Thanks Margaret :-)

Jun 26, 2012 03:43 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Hi Margaret....ditto to what Mary said....

Jun 26, 2012 03:53 AM
Nancy Conner
Olympia, WA
Olympia/Thurston County WA

Perfect description!  I still remember how hard it was when we had our previous house for sale and at the time my son was 10, we had 2 dogs and 2 cats and both of us adults working - STRESS city!

Jun 26, 2012 04:01 AM
Michelle Francis
Tim Francis Realty LLC - Atlanta, GA
Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease

Margaret, 

That's why we probably won't sell until they are all off at college:-)

This would be quite challenging, I love the quote.

All the best, Michelle

Jun 26, 2012 04:14 AM
Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862

I can relate to that. My kids can trash a room in 30 seconds flat.

Jun 26, 2012 04:24 AM
Carie Shapiro
North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate - Evanston, IL

Great quote!  Had never thought of it like that before ... but it definitely makes sense!

Jun 26, 2012 08:45 AM
Kathy Sheehan
Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
Senior Loan Officer

Margaret, that is just too funny!  I never really thought about it.

Jun 26, 2012 11:18 AM
Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

That is so true Margaret.  I don't think it matters how old the "kids" are either. 

Jun 26, 2012 11:26 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Margaret, I enjoyed the quote and will share it with others. Thanks for your call. The link works now. Thank you for showing me how to do it.

Jun 26, 2012 11:27 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Mary, Funny quote from a favorite seller!

Barbara, Always good to see you.

Nancy, It is an amazing amount of stress!

Michelle, Smart to wait.

Than, That is fast!

Carie, It sure does.

Kathy, I thought it funny but true.

Jim, I think you are right.

Gita, You are so welcome.

Jun 26, 2012 11:39 AM
Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee
SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061 - Baltimore, MD
Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068

I once had a client with 4 kids and two dogs. Unfortunately their timing was bad for selling at the price they wanted and the house stayed on the market for over a year before they gave up. I can't imagine the stress that places on family life!  Your clients chose the right realtor and had a great attitude!

Maryland Mortgage Mama

Jun 26, 2012 11:48 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
Bridget, You know this favorite seller of mine. We are still looking for that one special place to call home.
Jun 26, 2012 11:57 AM
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
Reblogged in one second flat! My added two cents?.... Not only are oreos my favorite store bought Cookies, but I can really relate to this sentiment. It also can apply to a household with long haired pets during shedding season. I vacuum just about every day and hardly keep up. But it is worth it for my boy!
Jun 26, 2012 12:07 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
Cheryl, thanks for the. Reblog. This holds true in almost any situation trying to keep a house in showing condition...much more challenging with little ones whether 2 or 4 legged.
Jun 26, 2012 12:19 PM
Rose King
David Tracy Real Estate - Friendswood, TX
Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area

Oh, what a great quote, and so true! These clients must have been really awesome to have their home show-ready with kids underfoot!

Jun 26, 2012 03:08 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Rose, These clients wanted to sell their home and did what was necessary to make it happen. And with out complaints.

Jun 26, 2012 08:10 PM
Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO
Helping people Transition at all ages!

Margaret you make selling real estate just plain FUN.. who knew 

" Cleaning with kids in the house is like brushing your teeth while eating Oreos."

What is my excuse.. no kids :)

I hope everyone at AR gets a chance to be part of SOCIAL MEDIA HISTORY this Saturday at the Google Plus One Year Anniversary Photo walk that is going to be held in over 200 cities around the World!  I did see one in Baltimore and have a connection to add the location if it has not been changed on the master link... I know you would have a blast with the event if you are not showing houses... Thanks for always keeping it fun in the rain! 

Jun 27, 2012 02:23 AM
Graziella Bruner
NCS Premier Real Estate - Detroit, MI
Associate Broker - Serving Wayne & Oakland County

Very Cute Quote, thank GOD my kids are grown and gone.  I love my oreos and a nice glass of cold milk.

so for those without kids, cleaning a house without kids is trying to decide when to clean or should you eat your oreos first.  :)

Jun 27, 2012 02:37 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Carra, Selling real estate is just plain fun! 

Graziella, Adorable. When in doubt...always eat the cookies before!

Jun 30, 2012 02:40 PM