Repair Request: Pooper Scooper

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Kristen Correa Real Estate & Reedy Creek Realty Services 0514644

Loving Dick's posts about Lulu's puppies

Today I was watching my son at bat when my phone rang. A little irritated at the timing, the call was priceless... an agent of mine said, "My buyer client just requested I add "scoop the poop" into the amendment for repair requests." We both got a big chuckle out of that.

I told her she must! That will be so funny when the seller's agent and the seller get that request for repairs. I also told her to be specific about where the pickity-picky buyer wants their fresh fertilizer placed!

My son hit a double, by the way! More than one proud mama around here, Lulu.

p.s. The buyer said, "Since it wasn't in the inspection, I didn't know if I could ask them to pickup the poop." Ha! No. We don't put "trashy" or "poopy" in inspection reports, do we?

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Comments (10)

Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker
Janisch & Co. - Conroe, TX
Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!
LOL!! That's darn funny. In our combined years in this business we've never had a buyer make that request before!
Apr 06, 2013 10:57 AM
Bette Gottwald
UNITED REAL ESTATE | Central PA - Mechanicsburg, PA
"Bet"on Central PA Real Estate!

Good one Kristen!  I must add, about the agent who called me to complain her Buyer "stepped in poo" walking through the yard, after urging my Seller numerous times to be mindful of the "situation."  She continued to ignore my requests, UNTIL a potential Buyer tracked a sizeable clump on her newly cleaned oriental -- yes, she complained to me, but I did notice she began "picking up" after the dog on a regular basis.

Apr 06, 2013 12:48 PM
Kristen Correa, Broker
Kristen Correa Real Estate & Reedy Creek Realty Services - Keller, TX
I love coffee & real estate. I am out of coffee!

Jeanne and Ralph, when I was a new agent I used to laugh and sortof roll my eyes a little bit at all the stories in the office by other agents, "in all my 800 years in real estate, I have never......" And now I am that agent. Well, 10 years for me and a few agents I broker and this was our first time to request poop scoop.

Apr 06, 2013 08:37 PM
Kristen Correa, Broker
Kristen Correa Real Estate & Reedy Creek Realty Services - Keller, TX
I love coffee & real estate. I am out of coffee!

Bet, I think we don't always understand there is a whole world out there who doesn't understand... I.E. If I am not a dog owner, I am not used to avoiding the land mines!

Apr 06, 2013 08:40 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

I have read a lot of purchase agreements over the years and have never seen a clause about poop. That is a first for me.

Apr 06, 2013 09:29 PM
Kristen Correa, Broker
Kristen Correa Real Estate & Reedy Creek Realty Services - Keller, TX
I love coffee & real estate. I am out of coffee!

I know, Joe, knowing her she already took her scooper over there and did it herself vs. put into something legally binding!

Apr 06, 2013 09:33 PM
John Mosier
Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert - Prescott, AZ
Prescott's Patriot Agent 928 533-8142

I had an escrow fall on the day of close out a couple because the seller left trash behind. This tiime poop was not the issue.

Sellers need to realize that cleaning the home and yard is important to the Buyers.

Apr 10, 2013 04:19 AM
Kristen Correa, Broker
Kristen Correa Real Estate & Reedy Creek Realty Services - Keller, TX
I love coffee & real estate. I am out of coffee!

Hi John in Arizona. Trash...... You should have called me. I would have picked that up for them. Geesh. Really?!

Apr 10, 2013 10:20 AM
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

Pooper scooper for sure.  Wishing you the best of luck.

Apr 14, 2013 12:14 PM
Kristen Correa, Broker
Kristen Correa Real Estate & Reedy Creek Realty Services - Keller, TX
I love coffee & real estate. I am out of coffee!

Thanks Ginger!

Apr 14, 2013 01:01 PM