Last week while I was out showing homes, we came across a home with two dogs inside. I knew that the dogs were going to be inside and loose, and told the owner that I would enter the home first and usher the dogs out the back door before letting my client in to view the property. As some of you know my wife and I have a 1 1/2 year old Great Dane who is just getting through the phase of eating everything while at home by herself. Because of her size, she has been able to eat/chew on things that dogs don't normally chew on (i.e. counter tops, banisters, door knobs, etc.). I took a few pictures of what I'm talking about. We figured that we'd wait until we're pretty sure that she's through this phase before spending the money to fix all the damage. In the meantime, here's what we get to live with.
Well it was nice to see when I walked into this home that I wasn't the only one dealing with a crazy dog. These two dogs had completely shredded a throw pillow from the couch. There was stuffing everywhere, and even some stuck to the larger dog's nose. I couldn't help but laugh when I walked in the front door. Oh ya, I also got to clean up a little puddle in the middle of the floor so that we could walk through the home without tracking it everywhere. I wish I had taken a picture to share it with you.
Needless to say, my clients didn't care for the house. It was a little tough to look past the mess in the family room in addition to the urine odor. We walked in, went as far as the kitchen, and decided that we'd seen enough and left.
Sellers, this is not what you want to happen when potential buyer make an appointment to view your home.
[tags] Desert Ridge real estate, Phoenix real estate, showing real estate [/tags]