If you had your house listed for sale and you had already moved away, would you expect the real estate agent to pick up the local papers on the drive way/clear junk mail from the letter box/being in a wheelie bin that had been put out before leaving before an open house is conducted?
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06-03-2016 17:45 #1
Real estate agent question
06-03-2016 17:50 #2
Yes - it doesn't take much time to do these things and it's a part of good presentation.
06-03-2016 18:01 #3
Real estate agent question
I personally wouldn't expect it , But I do it , junk mail is not a big deal as its quick and easy to do, especially if the house is vacant but there are soooo many other things some owners assume we should be doing ( not you OP!) like checking mail, putting bins out, picking up rubbish, picking up dog poo, feeding animals, sweeping floors, mopping tiles, putting rubbish out, buying flowers, buying fruit, watering plants, clearing leaves from pools , taking clothes off the line , DH has cleared out gutters many times, etc we get soooo many owners saying oh sorry I didn't have time could you!
Its annoying as its technically not our job and when your running 8 opens a day it's exhausting but it's even more annoying trying to show the home when the owners don't organise these things themselves and we want the home looking it's best so we do it, our office policy is to get to the open home 1/2 hour before the open starts so we can check the house is OK to show , we all keep a "tool box" of cleaning products and air fresheners in our cars in case of emergency cleaning!
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06-03-2016 18:18 #4
06-03-2016 18:59 #5Senior Member
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No, I definitely wouldn't expect those things of an Estate Agent. Their job is to sell the house, not pick up/clean up after the vendors.
06-03-2016 19:02 #6
I'm wondering if I should contact my (former) neighbours and mention it and they can decide if it is a problem for them that these things were left unattended (even thought I will be keeping an eye out)?
06-03-2016 19:05 #7
Definitely mention it just in case they have forgotten about it or have asked someone else to do it and it's not being done!
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