In The Closet Of Course

October 19, 2005 · Print This Article

Bob Kille Acuspect Home InspectionIf you’re in this business long enough you’ll pile up a few good stories like the one that follows.

As usual, I arrive on the job 20 minutes early and find that the realtor is already there with the front door open. As I’m walking up the sidewalk I notice a weird look on her face, possibly anxiety I’m thinking.

Wrong, it was fear. Apparently the car in the drive wasn’t supposed to be there, nor was the wine and cheese on the kitchen counter as this was a brand new home, never lived in.

She had arrived just minutes before me and had heard noises, to scared to check it out she immediately asked me take a tour of the house. Well, it turns out that the master bedroom door was locked and after knocking softly with no response I gave it a good whollping. This had some effect as the door opened and a gentlemen with messed up hair stood there and asked what I wanted.

I replied that I was a home inspector with an appointment to inspect the property. Oh, he says. Is it that time already? I’ll just finish up and get out of your way.

The realtor and I waited in the kitchen for a few minutes trying to figure out who he could possibly be and what he’s doing there. Didn’t take long to find out who he was as when he came into the kitchen the realtor recognized him right away as one of her doctors. This was one of his investment properties. The real surprise was right on his coat tails, his secretary announced her presence and sashayed out the door.

The master bedroom closet contained a large sleeping bag and a comforter spread out on the floor. Who’d of thought? Here’s the funny part.

When the clients arrived a little later, we were all standing in the kitchen and the wife says to the husband, “Honey? Where would you put the secretary?” As you could imagine the realtor and I just busted out laughing and then told them the story.

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