When sellers move out. Take everything please.

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Home Inspector with Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections 10072923

When sellers move out. Take everything please.

When inspecting homes, I run into sellers that claim to have moved out. I always ask if the home is occupied. When I am told not the sellers have moved out.

So I am thinking when I get in the home there would be nothing there.

I couldn't be more wrong.

Here is a look at the toy left behind in the garage.

Hot Rod in garage.

The light was left on as a night light.

This Hot rod was in the way of getting the drop down ladder open all the way. I reset the ladder and used my ladder to get into the attic space.

Then when I was inspecting the interior of the home I found these in the master bedroom closet.

Guns left in home.

These three rifles were left in the home by the seller.

I bet they were planning on loading them up in the car as a last thing and just forgot.

Not a very good job by the one responsible for making sure the home is ready to show.

 

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Clint  McKie

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Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Hi Kathy,

It was very surprising for me too. I bet they come back for them.

Have a nice day in Delray Beach.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 28, 2014 06:51 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Marnie,

Me too. This was a surprise for me and the showing agent.

Have a  great day in Sarasota.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 28, 2014 06:52 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Debbie,

I bet they have already been back for them. The showing agent did call the listing agent when we were there.

Have a nice day in Clarksville.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 28, 2014 06:53 PM #11
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi David,

I can see the car for lack of a place to store the car. But the weapons needed to be removed from the home.

Have a good day in Colorado and Oklahoma.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 28, 2014 06:54 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Vegas Bob,

Not a silencer but a choke on the shotgun.

I called them rifles but there is a shot gun in the three of them.

Have a nice day in Vegas my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 28, 2014 06:56 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Michael,

I usually find the crap people leave in crawl spaces and the attic spaces. But a car and weapons! That is a choke on the 12 gauge shotgun.

Have a good day in Brentwood. Stay warm.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 28, 2014 06:58 PM #14
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Jay,

I wanted to. But I bet the seller would have come a knockin' LOL

I never touch anything, I just tell the buyers agent and let them handle all the calls.

Have a good day in Bristow and stay warm today.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 28, 2014 07:00 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Wayne,

WOO HOO Another first place finish for Desert Sun Home Inspections. How cool is that. LOL

Have a nice day in Fort Myers my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 28, 2014 07:01 PM #16
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Clint.  Were they moving out or escaping?

Jan 28, 2014 07:18 PM #17
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Conrad,

They had already moved out except all the stuff in the attic the car and the guns.

Have a good day in Webster my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 28, 2014 07:20 PM #18
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Unfortunately, things are left behind although I haven't had buyers find rifles left in the home yet.   That thing in the basement must have been a pain to get rid of!

Jan 28, 2014 07:47 PM #19
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
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If you can't find anyone to give those weapons to or if the buyers don't want them give me a call.  

Jan 28, 2014 08:04 PM #20
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Kat,

That thing in the basement is a car in the garage Open the garage door after you put the tires back on it and drive it away.

Have a great day in Monroe.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 28, 2014 10:22 PM #21
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello James,

I think the owner has already picked them up. But I would have taken them off their hands if they did not want them too.

Have a very good day in Rogers my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 28, 2014 10:23 PM #22
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Clint, Home owners often forget to take things they planned on taking last. It is a good idea to go through the house one last time before moving out.

Jan 29, 2014 07:46 PM #23
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Gita,

And don't forget the attic areas and crawl spaces as well. Many times these areas are overlooked and items are left behind.

Have a great day in Bucks County, Pa.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 29, 2014 10:21 PM #24
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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Thanks, Clint, for sharing your photographs. You never know what you will find in a vacant house. 

Jan 29, 2014 11:16 PM #25
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Roy,

There are some things left behind when people move out. But a race car and the guns. WOW.

Have a good Friday in Gaithersburg my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 30, 2014 07:13 PM #26
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Adrian Willanger
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Clint-What a surprise to find the car in the garage and the rifles in the closet, the rifles could possibly be a real safety issue. 

 

Best-Adrian

Feb 06, 2014 03:04 AM #27
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Adrian,

Yes they could be. Rifles are usually the first thing moved out of the home.

Have a good day in Seattle my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Feb 26, 2014 10:39 PM #28
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