MR & MRS Sellers is this Broom Clean Home?????

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Real Estate Agent with Samson Properties VA0225077251

As per the Virginia Regional Sales contract unless the home condition is specified or AS IS, the home seller must deliver the home in a broom clean condition. While the standard of cleaning may differ from person to person or should I say personality to personality ..... However these are few pictures I took of one fo the home where sellers fail to understand the definition of broom clean from their listing agent. Here are few pictures of a home seller who thought their home was broom cleaned:

Cleaning incentives...find quarter, dimes and nickles as a reward while cleaning anywhere and every where .....

                                                                             

This is not gross....but just a bit spill and stain in my refrigerator.

 

        

 













Oh..BTW we left some sugar for you to have energy to clean after the mess we are leaving behind.

 


It is clear..sellers have boys and  everyone known ... BOYS ARE BOYS...Second Bath with you know the smell and stain of...

 

 

Enough of humor...so this seller did end up footing a huge bill of cleaning prior to final closing. So what can the home seller in the Northern Virginia do, to give the home broom clean condition:

1. Have all the carpets and floors vacuumed and mopped. If any oops has happened on carpets or flooring get it cleaned prior to the walk thru.
2. Take all your personal belongings to your new home. 
3. Remove and empty any built in trash containers.
4. Remove all the Debris. You have been cleaning out while packing from the backyard to basement to your garage...out of the home!
5. All counters, appliances and cabinets must be wiped down (no spills or stinky stuff left behind.)
6. Clean the bathrooms. Don't leave the shampoo bottle or piece of soap behind.


Bottom line read the contract if you have forgotten the terms...

Property must be delivered in substantially the same physical condition to be determined as of either the contract date or home inspection date. 

Still unsure..call your listing agent. As a Northern Virginia Listing agent I will walk thru the home prior to the buyers coming over to ensure we are ready to go for closing!!!!


 

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Ritu - Plus, it's just nice to give the new buyers a nice, clean home to move in and start their lives.
September 18, 2012 10:51 PM
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Ritu - It looks like the idea of a broom clean home differs depending on which side of the transaction you are on. Would this have been acceptable to the sellers if they were the buyer?

Great post, congrats on the feature!

September 19, 2012 03:53 AM
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Clean has different expectations to folks buying, selling homes. Clutter, dirt, disarray, none help give everyone the warm fuzzy feeling. Fear of catching cooties, fleas never helps the real estate marketing. Even brownie in a can can not over power the smell of cats where the entire home is one big litter box.

September 19, 2012 04:24 AM
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The interpretation of the word "clean" NEVER ceases to amaze me....! Great post!!

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It's a common courtesy to at least give the home a good Once Over.

 

 

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