Clean up your act!

Real Estate Agent with Atlanta Communities 303302

I have a new listing coming up soon, and as usual, I scheduled a cleaning service to come in right before photos are to be taken to make the home look great. Normally the home owner actually spiffs up their home even before the cleaners arrive. Yesterday this was not the case. The owners, knowing that an appraiser, cleaning company, and photographer were due into the house, left on a short vacation and let the home like this.

It caused the cleaning crew extra hours and the listing agent (Me) twice as much to get this cleaned up. Maybe the home owners decided to let the cleaning people take care of their accumulated mess, or they just did not think. Certainly, the home in its original state was no where near show ready.

Luckily, their listing agent has the tools to take care of most home issues. The cleaning company tells me that I will not believe the transformation. I bet they are right.



Posted by

Peter den Boer, Associate Broker, Realtor

Atlanta Communities Real estate Brokerage


Ph. 770.713.1545


I write about daily life as a Realtor in the Towne Lake Community in Woodstock Georgia.

Comments (4)

Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Quite the mess.  To those owners, it may have just been the norm for them so they felt no need to worry

Feb 18, 2021 06:05 AM
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

OH MY!  They were fortunate to have you in their corner.  

Feb 18, 2021 06:19 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Peter, I would have FREAKED OUT, what were they thinking?    Good thing I don't run into Sellers like this! 

Feb 18, 2021 06:49 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Peter - the saying that states we hope/wish for the best but prepare for the worst comes to mind.  Good luck as your new listing makes it entry to market for sale.  

Feb 18, 2021 09:29 AM

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