(Closed) Who was the MAIN CONTACT during your house hunting/closing process?

posted 5 years ago in Home
  • poll: Who was the MAIN point of CONTACT during your house hunting/closing process?
    Me : (14 votes)
    41 %
    Him : (12 votes)
    35 %
    Both of us equally : (7 votes)
    21 %
    Other, I'll explain : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    18643 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    He was the primary contact for the realtor at first but then he started traveling for work so I took over.  I was the primary contact for the lenders.

    Post # 4
    Member
    4439 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    Me because I’m more available during my job.

    At one point during the process our realtor called and said the seller’s agent was asking for our “highest and best” offer because we must have been close or tied with another offer and I had to respond immediately.  Luckily Darling Husband and I had previously discussed this possibility so I was confident in my answer.

    Post # 5
    Member
    5423 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I was the primary contact with the looking process.  By the third offer I was out of town and he became primary from that point through closing, including the bank.  The whole process was about 7 months.

    Post # 7
    Member
    1069 posts
    Bumble bee

    Our realtor was a friend of my SO so a lot of the contact was through him, and he was selling his house at the same time so they were in contact for a lot of that. All of the emails came to me though and we looked at everything at the same time.

    Post # 8
    Member
    4495 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Me because I am better with keeping details straight. I usually keep track of all the paperwork in our relationship – i.e, bills, taxes, etc. so it just seemed natural for me to handle it. I also am very accessible while at work so it was more convenient for the lender/underwriter to call me rather than Fiance

    Post # 9
    Member
    2685 posts
    Sugar bee

    My Fiance was the main contact because we used a realtor through his bank, and it was just easier that way.  He was more knowledgeable about the buying and inspection process too, so it helped to have him take the lead.

    Post # 10
    Member
    2622 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Phone calls to him to him. We would both call if necessary and emails to both of us. 

    We would both discuss emails if it was important, but he would be the one to repond.

    After several offers/negotiations (and then backing out for different reasons) we found itbest to have one point of contact but for us both to be up to date on all the informations

    Post # 11
    Member
    7651 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    The bank ended up communicating more with my hubby because they kept calling him when they couldn’t get a hold of me, which was fine, but my husband is not very good with asking questions, so I finally told the bank that I needed to be the main point of contact. Once I did, it was pretty smooth sailing.

    Post # 12
    Member
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    It was pretty much even for us.  I think most every email to and from both our realtor and lender included both of us.

    Post # 14
    Member
    3417 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    My Fiance.  He owned the house we currently live in before we met/moved in together so he has been through the process before.  I have never bought a home prior to this.  We both had equal say in what we were looking for, houses we wanted etc but he is more picky than I am so I did let him have more say in the houses we looked at knowing he’d take into consideration what I wanted as well.

    Fortunately our house hunting was minimal, we found a house we both loved within a month (our 2nd house we looked at) and were able to get everything both of us wanted in a house and much more :).  We close on April 30th!

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