Gilbert Arizona: They left the Kitchen Sink but took the 'Loo'

Real Estate Agent with LRA Real Estate Group

They left the Kitchen Sink but took the 'Loo'

So, we had a nice list of a dozen properties we were showing to some out of town clients today. The mom was buying a couple of homes for cash, and the adult sons drove into town to 'help' her. Wow, they were hyper, probably had ADD. Somehow they were thinking their mom was getting ripped off by the real estate agents and who knows whom.

In the price range of around $120-130k, the homes they wanted to walk through are all short-sales or bank owned. They wanted to try to see some 'real homes for sale'. Just aren't any in their price range.

One home we walked into was missing appliances, a wall cabinet, the lighting fixtures, light switch plates, etc. And, when we walked down the hall and glanced in the hall bathroom, it was missing the..

Bank owned property missing the toilets

So, what would motivate a person (probably a guy)  to remove a used toilet, unless it was for spite or maybe $10 on Craigslist...The Master Bath was also missing the toilet. The guy was scoring 2 for 2.

You see many homes with missing major items?


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Comments (5)

Darren Revell
Keller Williams Realty Temecula Valley - Temecula, CA

Some people get rather attached to their head..  probably just needed somewhere to sit and read.. lol

Sep 13, 2010 06:29 PM
Paul Collins
Colorado Altitude Real Estate & Investment, LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Park County -11 Mile Reservoir - Colorado Springs Realtor



Don't see many with missing toilets, however, we hear and have seen numerous properties that are going back to the lender that have had all the copper wiring and copper pipes if they had them removed and sold for scrap.  Some people are extreme when it comes to losing their homes. Spite, anger or the attitude of I'll show them ruins a property and its showing ability  especially in the short sale category.  Sadly a sign of the times.

Sep 13, 2010 06:35 PM
Gayla Worrell
Windermere Real Estate/Everett, Inc. - Everett, WA
Real Estate Webworks

What I notice the most around here lately is interior doors.  Bedroom doors, closet doors, bathroom doors, etc.  Pantry doors seem to be popular.  As are the folding bi-fold doors.  I've lost count of the number of door-less REO's I've seen!

Sep 14, 2010 12:09 AM
Jayson Hoffer
Jayson Hoffer Insurance Agency Inc. - Tempe, AZ
Mesa AZ 480-948-6115 Home, Auto, Life Insurance

Its scary to see that the banks can go after people for taking some vital pieces from the home. I wish people just moved on. Yes, its sad, yes, we get emotional, but its a house, its not alive.

Apr 05, 2011 07:24 PM
Wayne Goss
Keller Williams - Punta Gorda, FL

Hi Bryan..,I have been in a lot of REO's where stuff was missing. I've only been in one where the toilet was missing. The worst one I have been in is where someone took old transmission fluid and poured it throughout the house on all the carpets. It stunk like a skunk...Wayne

Oct 29, 2011 07:19 AM