I Don't Get Skeeved Out . . . Often

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with American Foursquare Realty RM423982

I don't get skeeved out.  Well, not often.  It takes a lot to send that shiver of revulsion up my spine.

Now we all know that people keep their homes at different levels of cleanliness during the showing process.  And I might remind everyone, cleanliness sells!

So I'm showing a home this morning.  A smaller town home in a great neighborhood.  The kitchen has a space for a small table.  The owners have opted to use this space for an open kitty litter box.  I am not skeeved out yet.  Personally, I would never keep a kitty litter box in the same room where I prepare food or eat -- but like I said, I have a pretty high threshold for skeeviness.

So what did me in?  It wasn't a smelly litter box.  It didn't have mounds of "tootsie rolls" sitting in it.

What did me in was the pot rack above it.  Yes, the rack that held the owners cooking implements. And the kitty litter scooper.  Let me repeat that.

And the kitty litter scooper!

I shudder just looking at the picture.  That is revolting. 

Add another home to the list -- the list of homes I would never eat in!

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 Richard Strahm is an award winning Realtor specializing in the North Penn areas of Montgomery County -- Lansdale, Upper Gwynedd, North Wales, Towamencin, Hatfield -- and beyond!  Visit him at www.a4square.com or call today at 215-853-2624 for a free and private consultation about all of your real estate needs.
 
 
Richard Strahm
Broker / Owner
Realtor, ABR, CRS, PSA, SFR, SRS, SRES
 
American Foursquare Realty - Lansdale, PA

415 North Broad Street
Lansdale, PA 19446

Direct: (215) 853-2624
Office: (215) 647-0700
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Email:  Richard@a4square.com

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Comments (8)

Diane Daley
Caron's Gateway Real Estate - Northumberland, NH

I would never eat at that home either... yuck, People do some weird things.  I like pets but that is not the location and clean the toosie rolls out. FCOL.

Jul 16, 2012 05:13 AM
House Hunt
HouseHunt.com - Huntington Beach, CA

That is truly "whacked"!!! I was listening to a radio segment about how a cat's litter box is dangerous to humans for various reasons. This is not a good idea- whether you're selling a house or not!

Jul 16, 2012 05:18 AM
Shannon Lewis
Beringer Realty - Champaign, IL
Realtor, Broker - Champaign-Urbana, IL

Eeewwwwwwww. Not only is that truly disgusting but it also must be a huge distraction for potential buyers. I can't imagine being able to focus on seeing the rest of the home after seeing THAT!

Jul 16, 2012 05:25 AM
Patsy Barten
Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene - Post Falls, ID
REALTOR Post Falls ID

Boy this one is right up there with the home I showed that had "LIVE" chickens living in the house and we all know what "LIVE' Chickens do!!!!

Jul 16, 2012 05:37 AM
Phaedra Hubbard
My Florida Home Store - Clearwater, FL
Clearwater, Dunedin, Palm Harbor Real Estate Exper

Oh, that pooper scooper next to the pots and pans!!!!!  Skeeved it right!

Jul 16, 2012 05:47 AM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Skeeved me out Richard.................yikes!

Jul 16, 2012 08:36 AM
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Oh my that is disgusting.  When I scrolled down I didn't know what to expect -- YUCK!  My idiot sister had hers in the kitchen too -- I've not spoken to her for over 15 years.  Not because of that, but just because she's an idiot. 

Jul 16, 2012 01:51 PM
Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

Oh my Lord, I was having a hard time with the kitty litter box in the kitchen but the scooper hanging by the pots is revolting.

Jul 22, 2012 04:43 AM