Nail polish everywhere ... what did I do?

Real Estate Sales Representative with ALLY Real Estate

Patrick J. Lambert  Realtor/Salesperson  Century 21 All Islands  808-937-1188


Walkthrough Nightmare

A nightmare was about to happen ... I just didn't know it. Time for the walkthrough on one of my listings. Things are looking good. I go over myself to preview the home. In the master bedroom all over the floor was what appeared to be a red stain. Upon closer review, and smell, I realized it was nail polish. I panicked. The buyers were not going to be happy, the seller was not going to be happy. The seller, I am sure, was unaware as there were tenants in the house. I thought to myself "let's see what I can do". I called my wife and asked her if she had any nail polish remover I could come get to get this nail polish out of the carpet. My wife laughed and said "nail polish remover will only make the stain worse". She said to me " you need windex". Windex? For nail polish remover? She came right over with a little scrub brush and a bottle of windex. I saw it happen right before my very eyes ... the nail polish was coming up out of the carpet. It took a little while, but by the time she was done there was absolutely no evidence there was ever nail polish in that carpet. Nightmare avoided, walkthrough went great, house closed escrow. Thanks to Windex!!!




Comments (3)

James G. Pycha
James Pycha (R) - REMAX KAUAI - Princeville, HI
(R), REMAX Kauai Broker

Hey Pat---- Thank you for your post.  This is quite a period to get through but it will pass. Meanwhile, what do find is the general sentiment with the buyers you encounter on your Island?  Here Its prtyy much dead flat but the Buyers are extremely picky and hard to get "on paper."


James Pycha (R)

Oct 15, 2008 07:31 PM
Maria Morton
Platinum Realty - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758

Patrick, Windex is wonderful! Great story!


Oct 15, 2008 07:39 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

That's a good thing to remember - your wife is one smart cookie.  You avoided a disaster.

Oct 18, 2008 02:45 PM