We have an agent. We have bought homes before. I have always when selling and always when buying had the "expectation" that the house would be empty of all owner's possessions not on the contract at the time of the pre-closing walk-through. We brought this up with the real estate agent. She said they don't do that as a rule (in Cobb County, GA). That sellers are concerned that the sale won't go through and they will be left with an empty house?????? Where does this leave the buyer that has left a residence to move into an "empty" house. What I would like to do is go to closing, change the locks, and if they have not moved their possessions out ....... they are the homeowner's possessions. I don't want them. I would call the Salvation Army or Battered Wome's Center and have them removed. What is the legal ramification. Does a seller have to be told that the home that the sell is not their storage area after the sale of the house?