I showed a home this morning that was unbelievably dirty. It was vacant. There was a note on the door from the listing agent to remove your shoes or wear booties, but you needed to use your fingers to trace the words as they were completely faded, having been on the door for I presume the entire 77 days that this home has been on the market. 77 days in our market is quite a long time.
There were arguably 80 pairs of booties, thrown all over the floor in the entryway; there was no basket for the clean booties, no trash can for the dirty booties. There were also folded-up boxes and trash leaning on the wall.
One of the few clean things in the kitchen was a new stove. The dishwasher handle was dirty with rust stains. We didn't make it into the basement so I have no idea what delights awaited us, however, the second floor had a hall bath where the washer and dryer would go if they were there and the floor was disgustingly dirty. The mirror over the sink had all kinds of drips and stains. Can you spell Windex?
If the listing agent is wondering why this home hasn't sold, and if the seller wasn't cooperative in cleaning it properly, a good agent would spend a little money to get the house at least in clean showing condition. Yes, this is the seller's job but if they no longer live there, someone should be checking on the condition. It was clear that no one had been there for a long time by the number of booties strewn all over the floor.
Is your agent taking pride in your home?
They should be.
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