I was showing houses yesterday, and I had another "Can I post this on my blog?" moment with a buyer... he laughed and said it was ok.
It's common to have screen doors or glass doors on the front and back doors of a house. This allows you to leave your main door open, while having a door closed that lets in some natural light or a nice breeze on a cool day.
During the tour of this house, we go out to the garage. Our eyes acclimate to the darker lighting in there. We turn to walk into the house, and WHAM!
I'm thinking, "what just happened"? I see nothing in front of us, but my buyer stopped cold. As he backed up, I found myself pointing at the glass door and saying, "I can see your face on the glass..." We both started laughing. He said he was quite embarrassed, but I assured him he had no reason to be.
Why was there a glass door on the garage door? Neither of us remembered opening the door to go out to the garage. We did have to go out there again to look at the backyard, but this time, I moved the slider at the top that props the door open. Fool us once...
So, Mr and Mrs Sellers, maybe there is such a thing as "too clean"... maybe it's better to leave some streaks or smudges on the glass door to help ensure everyone sees it there. Yes, clean and shiny might be best, but I'm hoping my Buyer doesn't have a headache! Yes, I wiped off his face-print, but maybe I should have left it!!
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