Things you discover while showing houses

Real Estate Agent with REMAX Results, Frederick MD

I was out recently with a buyer client, touring houses. We stopped at the sales model  in a new home subdivision. The client was checking out the exterior of the house while I was saying goodbye to the sales agent. He came back inside and wanted to know why there was an iron beam sticking out of the side of the house. We went to look at it. This is what we saw.

It turned out that the landscaper had at some point hit the sewer clean out cap with a lawnmower and it had hit and penetrated the vinyl siding of the house. It is a good thing no one was injured.

sewer cap

Comments (9)

South Austin Real Estate Blog
Sky Realty South Austin - Austin, TX

That is amazing and if you didn't have the photo to show no one would have believed it.  Life is funny often, real stuff comes up that you can't even make up!

Jul 03, 2009 07:27 AM
Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
East Phoenix Arizona Homes

Good grief -- that is a strange one indeed. Interesting how these weird things happen.

Jul 03, 2009 01:35 PM
George & Arlene Paukert
Road to Wealth, Inc. - West Palm Beach, FL

Injured, they are lucky no one is dead! I can't believe no one said a thing about that when it happened, because you certainly had to have heard it!

Jul 03, 2009 11:59 PM
Rich Mielke
REMAX Results, Frederick MD - Frederick, MD
REALTOR, Frederick Maryland Real Estate

We think that the landscaper wears ear protection and might not have heard it. A follow up from the sales agent is that the siding and sewer cleanout were repaired. The landscape company was also notified as to what happened.

Jul 04, 2009 12:12 AM
Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate
M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast

Hi Rich, How are you?  I hope that you have been well. So happy to see your smiling face!  Funny the things you find in and outside of a home when you look carefully!

Jul 04, 2009 01:06 PM
Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh
Century 21 New Millennium - Upper Marlboro, MD
A doctor who makes house calls.

That's crazy.  Glad the buyer saw that so that it could get repaired before it caused some other problems - like falling out on someone's head, etc :-)

Jul 06, 2009 02:28 AM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

Wow. When I first saw the beam, I was thinking tornado or hurricane because I've seen pictures of some of the stuff those winds send through buildings and trees.

Jul 13, 2009 02:08 PM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

Hey, Rich - I see this is your last post. Hope all is well with you and yours, that you're really busy with real estate, but that you'll soon be back to Play in the Rain with us.

Jul 31, 2009 05:24 PM
Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer
Russel Ray - San Diego State University, CA

Hey, Rich - We're really missing your bright, shiny face around ActiveRain, not to mention your own blog!

Happy New Year!

Dec 30, 2009 02:03 AM