MLS toilet pics
My home search is still primarily in the virtual stage, as we're waiting a little longer before we'll be ready to buy. I have enjoyed looking online though, and figure it will help with the style of house and neighbourhood we want once we have narrowed our price point and are serious about buying.
In all this online viewing I have noticed a few things that many people do with pictures of the bathrooms:
-Leave the lid and sometimes seat of the toilet up. Why??? It makes me cringe. Is this how all of these people normally leave their toilets, or is this done for the pictures? Is no one concerned about bacteria? Sure, it's still aerosolized when you flush with the lid down, but it's at least reduced, and at least you won't drop something in the toilet.
-There are fuzzy toilet seat covers and the fuzzy mats going around the toilet. Do people actually use these microbe breeding grounds? They make me shudder. Maybe it's just a staging thing, but they aren't encouraging me to buy a house!
-Have a near empty roll of toilet paper. These tend to also be the lid/seat up pictures. It just reminds me of a place where 20-something males live, which is not the type of house I want to buy! How difficult is it to stick on a full roll before a picture?
This is a concern?
"Well honey, the house is in a great neighbourhood, a good price, and seems to have everything we need,"
"BUT THE TOILET SEAT WAS UP! OHHH MY GOD WE CAN'T BUY THIS HOUSE!"
Your poor husband..
Normal people throw out rolls of TP when they hit the half-way mark?
I'm just amused that people will spend who knows how much on staging, but they can't be bothered to put the seat down and have a full roll of TP for the pictures! I don't expect the TP to be a full roll when looking at houses, but when there's only a few squares left for a picture, I notice! It wouldn't let influence what I buy, but I do comment out loud when looking at the pictures!
My husband actually agrees with me about the lid being down!
If you are buying a house consider nothing more than location and price....I wouldn't even count the bedrooms.
He says that to keep the peace. Nothing more. Try having a 4 year old boy in the house. The lid stays up for a reason.
Originally Posted by Koala
I love first world problems!
Please list everything you can't stand, gotta feeling the list is going to be pretty long and the read is going to be pretty interesting ;-)
Originally Posted by Koala
Now, if there was no toilet paper, dude in the middle of the crap noticed it and got up with his pants down to reach the paper in the cupboards, the toiled was full of crap and the seat up and at the very moment the real estate agent snapped the photo with his cell phone and uploaded on MLS, now that would be something ;-)
Take the pics as an indication that the sellers have poor judgment. This may show up in other aspects of the house.
And if there are any pics of tenants, ask if they come as part of the deal!
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