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Old 07-01-2012, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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This thread supports my belief that many sellers are better off to move out and sell a vacant home.
It helps them let go of the commodity they are marketing.

The emotional bond with the property is still very strong when bathroom use by buyers becomes a major issue.
I think we should start offering port-a-potty's as part of our listing service. It might detract from the curb appeal, just a tad, BUT it resolves the bathroom controversy.
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Greater NYC
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I haven't read all the response but if there's a chance you may sell your home to a family with small kids, get over it.

Having shown our house last year and received multiple compliments about it looking like a model home (at that time we had a 5 month old and a preschooler but managed to keep it in impeccable condition) and after looking at homes to buy most recently with those children, kids need to use a bathroom more often and more unexpectedly that adults do.

Or, we can leave in a rush, not view the rest of your home, just to find a bathroom elsewhere and not finish our tour of your home and never return.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Greater NYC
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I viewed many new houses. Each time the builder would place a sign on the toilet saying please don't use. Sometimes the lid is taped shut. Until now I always thought that was overkill. Surely no one is going to use the bathroom here I thought. Wrong
You're kidding right? We've toured, bought and built brand new houses and the reason why there's tape across the toilet is because the water isn't turned on or operating properly -- that is common in new developments.
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Old 07-02-2012, 05:21 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Or, we can leave in a rush, not view the rest of your home, just to find a bathroom elsewhere and not finish our tour of your home and never return.
Keep this in mind.
You think somebody is just going to walk through and pay attention to your house while worrying that they're going to pee their pants...or worse?
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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I wouldn't do it as a prospective buyer.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:25 AM
 
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When you view a house, do you think it's okay to use the bathroom? I still can not believe someone used my bathroom on a showing I found that to be very rude and disrespectful. It you don't like the house then simply don't buy it. Don't show your displeasure by pissing on it I ask my agent to tell showing requests that the bathrooms are not to be used. It's ridiculous people actually need to be told that.
If you found some using your toilet during an OH to be "very rude and disrespectful", I am afraid the world is going to be a very very difficult place for you.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Fuquay Varina
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Everyone has to poop sometime, whats the big deal? lol

Some people act like they have never had to go 1 or 2 outside their own house lol Uptight ! lol
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:47 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I wouldn't do it as a prospective buyer.
Well, I'll grant that you (and most of the rest of us) wouldn't plan to do it either.
But that isn't the question.

The question is about what is reasonable when in the course of human events it becomes necessary...


It was THIS day July 2 1776 that it all happened.
The Declaration of Independence
Everyone should read this thing at least once a year.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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It's not appropriate to use the bathroom of the house you're looking at. I had my own realtor constantly using my bathroom when she would come to do one more thing. Annoy us mostly was her job. She wouldn't flush at times and I had that job, too. What a *&^*. I had a looker ask to use my bathroom when my house was on the market. I didn't like it at all. But, they do other things, too. Step on your beige rugs w/ their shoes and never ask if you care. Move your furniture. I had 2 women in one house I was selling sit at my kitchen table and demand my CCR's--Homeowner rule book. Open your blinds and never put them back. Other things, too. It's the sellers house and you do what they want you to do. You're a guest in their house. It's not your home. It may be convenient to use the seller's bathroom, but probably most don't want you to.
How the hell would someone be able to guess that you have a weird thing about your beige rugs not being stepped on with shoes? Carpet is flooring. The floor is where you walk. With shoes on. Yes, if you've just come in from the mud or something, it would be courteous not to track it anyone's house, no matter what color their flooring is, but normally, when you see carpeting on the floor, you don't think about what color it is related to whether you can walk on it or not.

If you have a peculiarity about something, it's up to you to express it ahead of time. People can't read minds about individual idiosyncrasies.

LOL, my friend's mother had beige carpet and no one was allowed to walk on it barefoot because supposedly body oils from the feet would ruin the carpet.
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I don't think it is a big deal. What if the people (buyers) were looking at several different homes for the last few hours?, so they used the toilet....that's what it is there for.

i would never be mean to someone and not let them use it.
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