Good Morning- Suprise Home Inspection

Home Inspector with ACSI American Construction Specialists & Investigations

This morning I was scheduled to perform a home inspection on a vacant two bedroom condo in Chandler AZ.

I arrive at 9:00 AM get the keys out of the lock box, knok on the door. I wait the standard 45 seconds, no responce so I unlock the door.

Sitting in front of me is a 250 pound guy in is underwear. He is working on his laptop and say's can I help you?


I inform him I am here to inspect the unit for the buyers.

What buyers? I didn't know my ex was selling the place.


The unit was vacant last week when my clients looked at it and they had the power turned on for the inspection, yet some how this guy managed to generate 4 large bags of trash since he decided to move in unanounced.

He also managed to break the toilet tank.

I called both agents as well as my clients and let them know what was going on and did the inspection.


I think I may need to extend my 45 second wait time, but I am not sure he would have answered anyway.

Who lnows what he was looking at on the laptop while wearing his underwear.

Comments (8)

Michael A. Caruso
Surterre Properties - Laguna Niguel, CA

Oh my gosh I can't believe that happened! Wow! Yeah maybe wait a minute or two next time.. ha ha!



Nov 19, 2011 11:03 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Talk about a potential safety issue.  He had to know it was being sold, otherwise why would had have been so non-chalaunt.

Nov 20, 2011 10:56 AM
Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862

I would imagine he would have just ignored the knock. One of the reason I got my concealed carry permit. Better to be prepared.

Nov 21, 2011 01:22 AM
Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

Really ???? His ex didnt tell him ( er rub it in his face ) that she was selling the place. Someone should tell this guy an old fat guy in his underwear only scares people off in the movies. lol ( J )

Nov 21, 2011 01:30 AM
Scott Warga
ACSI American Construction Specialists & Investigations - Gilbert, AZ

I got an e-mail from the listing agent yesterday.

The unit was vacant until last week when the ex-boyfriend decided to move back in. Funny it happened at the same time the power was turned on for the inspection.


They are calling the police today to have him removed.


Than, I also have a Concealed Carry permit and am always prepared.

Nov 21, 2011 02:05 AM
Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!

Scott ~ I guess the lockbox on the door and the For Sale sign weren't enough of a clue for him!

Nov 22, 2011 08:09 AM
Scott Warga
ACSI American Construction Specialists & Investigations - Gilbert, AZ

The lock box was on the stair railing across from the unit and the condo association doesn't allow for sale signs.

It really doesn't matter, he was still squating.

Nov 22, 2011 09:05 AM
Karen Burket
Bank of Oregon a division of Willamette Valley Bank - Medford, OR
Valley Mortgage Grou, Conventional, FHA, VA, mortgages

Maybe he was waiting for the "wax-ologist" to show up.  lol  ;-)

Nov 28, 2011 05:56 AM