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Saturday, April 14

The Nerve!!

Remember when we made an offer on a house....or two, a couple of weeks ago? I didn't blog too much about it afterwards because it was such a bad experience. See, we still don't have a realtor to call our own so when we made the offers we didn't really get to "choose" the person who held our fate in their hands. We found our realtor by simply calling an agency here in town that had a house listed that we really wanted and we were passed to one of their agents to help us make an offer on the house.

The first bad sign should have been that it took over 2 hours to write up the paperwork. We've only bought two other houses, but it never took that long to sign on all the dotted lines.

The second sign came when making a counter offer on their counter offer and having our realtor asking us, "you can't do another $9k?". Which instantly pissed me off because one of my biggest peeves is when you buy a car and the salesman comes back from "the-office-whose-door-is-always-closed" and gives you the payment options. At which time you tell them it's too high and then they ask the question, "you can't do an extra $$ amount?" "but if you cut out buying a coffee a day you would be able to afford that payment". Yup, cuz that's what I want to do - stretch myself so thin on a car payment that I can't even afford a flippin' coffee every once in awhile!!

The third and final sign was when we decided to stop house-hunting for a little bit and he lost our earnest money check! And then had the gall to ask if we had accidentally taken it with us....can you believe that? What type of realtor are you if you lose some one's check for $2000??

Here is where it gets funny though - Mike got a call from him the other day. AND he wanted to let us know he's still keeping his eyes open for any houses we might be interested in. How dumb would we have to be to let this guy attempt to do another real estate transaction for us? I mean granted, I have to admit, he does have..... um guts. And I'm sure he was seeing dollar signs since he didn't have to do any leg work for us and would still be making over $6k.
*No, this picture has nothing to do with the post. I just think he looks hilarious - the shoes definitely make the outfit*

5 Comments:

Anonymous Crystal said...

oh my goodness! He does have nerve! Did Mike tell him where he could take it?! :) Grr. Maybe it's time to do some research and ask some friends who their realtor was. I know we used a buyer's agent only, which meant we didn't have to pay her anything. The seller's agent had to split his earnings with our realtor, and she worked really hard for us AND she didn't lose any checks!

4/16/2007 7:46 AM  
Blogger Becca said...

Oh my goodness, I think I would have been inclined to tell him where the bear does it in the woods at that point in time. Ugh!

Hugs,
Becca

4/16/2007 12:01 PM  
Blogger The Beast Mom said...

I think you definitely need a new realtor. He sounds incompetent.

Hope the new apt is working out well for now though. (Send me your new address when you get a chance!) Say hi to the fam for me. :)

-bm

4/17/2007 11:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a crock of El toro poohpooh!!!

I do hope you find a home that works well for you soon and that you find a reputable realtor. This guy sounds like a piece of work.

Hugs to Logan and you... lottiemae

4/17/2007 3:38 PM  
Blogger Super Baby said...

Our realtor bugged us in lots of ways too. He should have been helping us prepare. We were coming in from out of state... He didn't know anything about different things (important things like septic tanks and propane gas tanks!!). He lost paperwork too (at least he didn't lose the earnest money!!!). Do you know anybody who could give you a recommendation on a realtor? It's such a crap-shoot... :S

4/17/2007 5:33 PM  

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