Thank you using our beautiful bath room...you're welcome.

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc.,

 

A Big Brown Thank you to the buyer’s agent – who showed my Luxury Listing over the weekend. This Half a million dollar vacation homes is beautiful and spotless in every detail…but had a bit of an odor when showing it the other day.

It occurred to me the water was off, and the sink traps and toilet water had evaporated since the main supply had been shut off.

 

I excused myself to the buyer’s agent telling him discreetly I was going to turn the water on. Apparently this was taken as an all clear to allow a 5 year old boy to use the closest bath room. I emerged from the utility room in time to witness this child (pants around his ankles) step out of the bathroom…with a there’s no paper shrill coming out of his mouth. The mother immediately improvised and handed him a “ROLL” of paper towels.

 

No apologies were made as the goodbyes and thank you were exchanged, etiquette be dammed it’s not their house or their agents- listing. With my next appointment 10 minutes away… I sprung in to clean up mode. Only to discover the cherub left me a gift…looking back at me from the porcelain thrown was a lovely *finless brown trout – double wrapped in paper towels. The child seeking to be fastidious, had found a brand-new bar of soap under the sink and used the dibbling water to wash up…with the 600 threat count Egyptian towels (nothing but the best for the buyers children).

 

With three minutes to spare the next showing arrived…the wife said it smells like sewer in here…REALLY –I DIDN’T NOTICE.

Note to buyer’s leave the kids in the car…or risk a trip to camp closet - next time.

 

* Finless Brown Trout = POOP (in case you didn’t get the picture).

 

 

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David Ames
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Folks like that often amaze me.  I see it at "open" houses all the time.   Finless brown trout...lol, haven't hear that one before.

Jan 03, 2011 02:32 PM #4
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Bill Gassett
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Brown Trout are the worst in vacant home - LOL Better luck with your next showing Steve!

Jan 03, 2011 02:35 PM #5
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Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
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David...the finless brown's are less rare than the speckled finless brown trout.

Jan 03, 2011 02:35 PM #6
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William Feela
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Steve...I have had that happen also.  Just not in a half million dollar home.  If I had that kind of money, I would be hiring a babysitter so I can look intently!

 

Jan 03, 2011 06:24 PM #7
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Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
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Bill...I had to make this kid take off his ski boots at the door, his parents were going to allow him to walk around on the hardwood floors in ski boots... can you imagine, these parents had no clue.

Jan 03, 2011 06:35 PM #8
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Wendy Rulnick
Rulnick Realty, Inc. - Destin, FL
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Steve - I ran into this when I checked one of my vacant  listings down the street from me.  Thanks to my Hubby, and the gallon of water we hauled from home, we got the "flush".  Note to self: next listing where water is shut off- have owner tape off all toilets!

Jan 03, 2011 07:06 PM #9
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Steve better for you to catch the kid with his pants around his ankles, then for him to catch you with your pants around yours ......... LOL

Amazing the liberties that some people take, even if they are just kids.

Jan 03, 2011 07:19 PM #10
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Kaera Mims
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I don't know how realistic it is for a buyer to "leave the kid in the car" - I know I would not do it. But I do tell my clients (those with children or not) that these listings are not for "public use" and I will be happy to make a stop to a public restroom before or in between showings. Don't be mad about them being "looky loos"; you probably did not want to work with them anyway :-)!

Jan 03, 2011 07:54 PM #11
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Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
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George...My mother was in real estate (and still is in her 70's) when I was a kid...we never saw the inside of a listing that was being shown, just because of little -dirty hands, feet, and potty requirements.

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Dawn A Fabiszak
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Steve ~ that is just so funny...to read that is, not to experience it.

Jan 03, 2011 11:48 PM #13
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Laura Giannotta
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Yikes...I hope that buyer's agent reads your blog!  It's great you can find humor in this, I'm still speechless!

Jan 04, 2011 05:25 AM #14
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Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
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Laura...I told the guy to read my blog, and that he needs to control his buyers in my listings or else.

Jan 04, 2011 07:44 AM #15
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Not only did you make a great point here Steve, I learned a new term today! "Finless Brown Trout". Too funny!

Jan 04, 2011 11:04 AM #16
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Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
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Craig...Please feel free to use the term as often as you wish!! Ha Ha,,

Jan 04, 2011 12:16 PM #17
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I as well love the "finless brown trout" that made my day, no pun intended. Tell me what is the season on the finless brown trout...

Jan 04, 2011 02:24 PM #18
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Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
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Gerry It's catch and release year-round.

Jan 04, 2011 04:34 PM #19
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Tina M. Atilho
William Raveis Real Estate - Milford, CT

Oh my goodness is all I have to say.  What us Realtors go through.  I can't believe how rude some parents are nowadays!  Thanks for posting.  Made me laugh!  Sorry but yes it did! 

Feb 27, 2011 05:39 PM #20
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Mark Lipka
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@Steve. Having only read one other post by you, I have to ask: do all of your stories involve doody?

Another funny and disgusting post, though.

Mar 18, 2011 12:00 PM #21
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Mark Lipka
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@Wendy. Sealing off all bathroom fixtures to prevent use is a terrific idea and I'll keep it in mind!

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Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
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Mark, I assure you with the other 1,300 blogs I have written and very Small amount of them come close to this level of disgusting. But in the interest of disclosure if you look hard you might find a few.

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