You Put the Litter Box Where?!?
I went to my new listing today to take some preliminary photos of the rooms that were ready and to get an update on the progress of the many projects. This is an expensive custom home and there are contractors working on paint and trim and railings in the main level of the house to the upstairs.
The seller told me that I could take photos of the lower level, the yard, the kitchen and dining room, and the master bedroom, which is on the main level.
When I stepped into the master bedroom, the bed was neatly made and the lights were on. And there was a kitty on the chair in the corner. I noticed that the master walk in closet was slightly ajar and as I went to close it to take a picture of the room, another cat came streaking... out of the closet. Uh oh.
Yep, you guessed it. The litter box was in the master closet. Along with their food and water.
Now, some might guess that with all the workers in the house, this was a temporary situation. You know, to keep the cats confined to the master bedroom suite so that they didn't get outside or in the way.
Nope. That is where this homeowner has kept the litter box during the time that he has owned the house. The smell in that closet.....yikes. I could not imagine my clothes smelling like my kitty litter pan.
Needless to say, I advised that the carpet be cleaned and the closet be painted prior to listing the house.....and to relocate the kitty box to another location in the house too.