Is this home clean enough to allow buyers inside?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Godzyk Real Estate Services NH License 033394

I stopped by to see a seller who has been thinking of selling. He wanted to know what else he could do to make his condo show better. He also wanted to make sure his condo was free of germs.


Staying 6 feet away, he yelled "open" when i rang the bell. He had a RING doorbell so he knew it was me. I walked in and got the shock of my life.


There he was cleaning his kitchen's granite counters. Why was i shocked. He was using a Lysol Toilet wand. Should I laugh, what, why, who, what again....???? We were a good 6 feet apart as we discussed the sale of his condo. Should he wait? Should he list now? As we spoke he scrubbed away....


He then confessed every store was out of wipes and out of cleaner, but he found the toilet wand. It has bleach and should work, right?



IN SUMMARY this seller was really out of his comfort zone selling his condo. He purchased it with a girlfriend who you could say predictably left. Now wants her half. Therefore he has to sell despite the uncertain times. He was happy i came. he was happy i gave him real answers. In the end he needs to wait to sell. He needs a place to go. The condo still needs some work to get ready to get the top price. But he is heading in the right direction.  



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About the Author: Scott Godzyk is the Owner/Broker of the Godzyk Real Estate Services in Manchester NH. Proud to be locally owned and operated with 34 years of experience, Scott is a leading Agent for Listing and Selling Homes in this area.We are Full Time Agents ready to serve all of your Real Estate needs. Servicing Hillsborough, Rockingham, Merrimack and Belknap counties. 






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Comments (15)

Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service 661-714-1643

I guess whatever works is fine, lol. Too bad he has to sell, especially during this trying time.

Apr 01, 2020 05:51 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Scott - it's good that you came to the scene when you did although maybe he should have called earlier.  I am sure you will advise him appropriately.  Good luck.  And lots of it.  

Apr 01, 2020 06:14 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I don't think that's the best thing to use on granite counters! But I'm sure they were clean when he was done.

Apr 01, 2020 06:24 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

The thing is, if he did not procasternate last month Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson  , he could have beat this virus and been on the market and sold. I think he hoped to get back together but reality has set in in more than 1 way

Apr 01, 2020 07:00 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

We had first spoke near the first of march Michael Jacobs. He wanted to wait as he thouht there was hope, well hope fded, the girl moved on and now threatens legal action to get her "half"  I am happy he called back, and we can get him on the right track. 

Apr 01, 2020 07:01 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

That is for sure Kat Palmiotti but it looked better, now to clean the rest of the home where she took her things and the mess was left behind.

Apr 01, 2020 07:02 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

I like his out of the box thinking on cleaning products. I am sure he is glad he called you in and got some straight answers right now.

Apr 01, 2020 07:08 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Lol, I like his ingenuity. Whatever works. Glad he called you and will get this process moving forward. D 

Apr 01, 2020 07:33 AM
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

As a real estate industry pro ... sometimes there are just things that we are better off not knowing, Scott Godzyk.  You can't unsee that toilet wand ... yikes!


Apr 01, 2020 09:11 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

When I started in my real estate empire, I worked REO. My clothes smelled so bad I had a special designated section I would disrobe in the garage. Even the cleaners refused to take them.

Those tablets were no match for that smell..

Happy Wednesday Scott Godzyk 

Apr 01, 2020 10:31 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

One of the reasons I have always loved real estate as a career, is the number of different folks we run into during the course of our activities.  No two clients are ever alike, and the experiences they give us, like cleaning counters with a toilet wand, are unforgettable!

Apr 01, 2020 02:46 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Scott, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Apr 01, 2020 02:49 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Scott- I'm still amazed at what he was using on his countertops. However, at least he knew the importance of cleanliness. 

Apr 01, 2020 07:50 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

At least I hope it was a clean brush when he started using it on his counters! 

Apr 04, 2020 06:20 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I am not planning on selling my house for a while but I started cleaning my oven last night - and even my grill - I haven't cleaned my oven probably in 10 years - but it is much cleaner now - Next I am going to start counting flowers on the wall and playing solitaire till dawn with a deck of 51! 

Apr 04, 2020 06:21 AM