Strahm Sells!: I Don't Get Skeeved Out . . . Often

I Don't Get Skeeved Out . . . Often

I don't get skeeved out.  Well, not often.  It takes a lot to send that shiver of revulsion up my spine.

Now we all know that people keep their homes at different levels of cleanliness during the showing process.  And I might remind everyone, cleanliness sells!

So I'm showing a home this morning.  A smaller town home in a great neighborhood.  The kitchen has a space for a small table.  The owners have opted to use this space for an open kitty litter box.  I am not skeeved out yet.  Personally, I would never keep a kitty litter box in the same room where I prepare food or eat -- but like I said, I have a pretty high threshold for skeeviness.

So what did me in?  It wasn't a smelly litter box.  It didn't have mounds of "tootsie rolls" sitting in it.

What did me in was the pot rack above it.  Yes, the rack that held the owners cooking implements. And the kitty litter scooper.  Let me repeat that.

And the kitty litter scooper!

I shudder just looking at the picture.  That is revolting. 

Add another home to the list -- the list of homes I would never eat in!

 Richard Strahm is an award winning Realtor specializing in the North Penn areas of Montgomery County -- Lansdale, Upper Gwynedd, North Wales, Towamencin, Hatfield -- and beyond!  Visit him at or call today at 215-853-2624 for a free and private consultation about all of your real estate needs.
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American Foursquare Realty - Lansdale, PA

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Comment balloon 8 commentsRichard Strahm • July 16 2012 12:10PM


I would never eat at that home either... yuck, People do some weird things.  I like pets but that is not the location and clean the toosie rolls out. FCOL.

Posted by Diane Daley (Caron's Gateway Real Estate) over 8 years ago

That is truly "whacked"!!! I was listening to a radio segment about how a cat's litter box is dangerous to humans for various reasons. This is not a good idea- whether you're selling a house or not!

Posted by House Hunt ( over 8 years ago

Eeewwwwwwww. Not only is that truly disgusting but it also must be a huge distraction for potential buyers. I can't imagine being able to focus on seeing the rest of the home after seeing THAT!

Posted by Shannon Lewis, Realtor, Broker - Champaign-Urbana, IL (Beringer Realty) over 8 years ago

Boy this one is right up there with the home I showed that had "LIVE" chickens living in the house and we all know what "LIVE' Chickens do!!!!

Posted by Patsy Barten, REALTOR Post Falls ID (Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene) over 8 years ago

Oh, that pooper scooper next to the pots and pans!!!!!  Skeeved it right!

Posted by Phaedra Hubbard, Clearwater, Dunedin, Palm Harbor Real Estate Exper (My Florida Home Store) over 8 years ago

Skeeved me out Richard.................yikes!

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 8 years ago

Oh my that is disgusting.  When I scrolled down I didn't know what to expect -- YUCK!  My idiot sister had hers in the kitchen too -- I've not spoken to her for over 15 years.  Not because of that, but just because she's an idiot. 

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive) over 8 years ago

Oh my Lord, I was having a hard time with the kitty litter box in the kitchen but the scooper hanging by the pots is revolting.

Posted by Liz Wallace, Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N (Century 21 Sherlock Homes) over 8 years ago