Post # 1
I’m so tired of being beat out of every house we look at.
We found the absolute most perfect house on Sunday (albeit it was incredibly over grown, had been empty for 3 years with dead birds inside, garbage left, lots of clean up to do) we made an offer of $1000 above the listing price and ask for partial closing (and that was our best and final offer). It was on the market for 1 day when we submitted it, the slimey snakey listing agent comes back and says
“Thank you so much for the offer. The sellers appreciate it. Their are two other offers that are considerably higher on the property. The owner is accepting one and taking the other offer in a back up position. Is your client willing to increase their offer significantly and be in a back up position on the property or is this their highest and best offer?
Then I go look at the mls listing and it’s been increased by $30,900. Are you ****ing kidding me???? Who’s going to pay that when they’re going to have to put so much work into it. It’s a shortsale bidding war game and I’m done. Being pregnant is not helping with my raging emotions right now either. I feel like ripping that agents head off and shoving it somewhere.
And this is not the first or second time this has happened. We’d be fine if we could use my husbands credit and income to get our approval upped, but his divorce ruined his credit and we can’t use it, so we’re approved on my measley income alone.
Sorry for the rant, I feel a little better.
Post # 3
I am so sorry you have to deal with this. Buying homes can become some shady business. I hope you find a better home just to spite this agent.
Post # 4
The first home I ever bought was a cake walk compared to this, but that was 6 years ago too. Ugh…
Post # 5
I’m going through the pregnancy and house buying process too, it’s not easy! After a long battle we’re closing tomorrow (yay!). It’s also short sale, and when we thought we were going to lose the house I had decided not to look at any more short sales. It just takes too long, we waited 4 months for them to get back to us, and since we want to move by the time the baby comes (2 months from now) we just don’t have that kind of time. And there’s always a lot of work to put into them like you said, and since I’m pretty useless now, it’s a lot of stress on my husband. Luckily ours finally worked out, hopefully you’ll find something to work for you guys too!
Post # 6
I’m pregnant and house hunting as well. It’s awful, it’s going so slowly and I feel this huge pressure to be settled in the next month or 2. I don’t want to be dealing with a move at 8 months pregnant. Also, being pregnant, I am feeling a huge nesting urge and it’s driving me crazy that I can’t! Every Sunday we go to open houses and every Sunday I cry.
Post # 7
The crazy thing is that the agent requires you to let him know the time you’ll be there to look at and we did. Well somebody pulled up really slowly, and ask us what we were doing there…
After a little sleuthing (I recognized the name, we use to insure them in our agency) I can positively tell you it was the old owners. To make matters worse, I was going to shopping with my Mom and we were in her car and I think they looked at the brand new bmw sitting in there driveway and thought they could get more out of me. 🙁 I’m not letting my Mom drive her car to any houses anymore, we’ll take my Ford lol! Or better yet my Husband’s old accord commuter, but he’s in North Dakota doing training for the Guard right now.
Another thing I don’t understand, the owners haven’t lived there in 3 years, it was winterized in 2008, yet they left a TON of stuff. Highchairs, swings, boxes and bags of clothes, Christmas decorations…If they care so much to get as much as possible why not take the time to clean it, discard the dead birds, sweep and get the garbage out, then tackle the yard? I don’t get it.