Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Jerk of the Month

Now that we have this in the works...

2008-05-12 Sold

it is time to buy. I've had a trophy made up for Jerk of the Month (not really) and I am awarding it to the sad man who got greedy and turned down our sticker price offer so he could relist for $10K more. You are a sad man and I hope your house sits on the market for quite awhile. Don't think that your house was overpriced just because we were trying to keep it simple and not play around. You suck.

I considered attaching the listing here, but I don't need him getting greedier and suing me. He can keep all his douchebag art and tool-eriffic vases and decorative items and live there forever. Anyways, the story:

Last Saturday we saw this house and really liked it. It was beautiful and would really fit our needs. We put an offer in, despite the fact that the guy lied/omitted on the sellers disclosure about an obvious flaw in the flooring in the living room that it seems he himself remembers causing, despite the fact that the neighborhood is shady to the max and despite the fact that this place faces an actual ghetto mini mart where shady people chill in and out all day. I was happy enough with a wrought iron fence enclosure and security cameras, but frankly I am special. Next day we make our offer and then we drop by the open house to show our parents. Karishma, the realtor, was trolling for new offers, mentioning that there was already an offer on the table. "Yes, that's mine" Jason told her. Tacky. She had met us the day before and everything, but equally tacky Jason told her not to worry about remembering him, that all white guys look alike. Great, Jason, great.

Anyways, magically our realtor gets a call that night while he happens to be with us that there is another offer on the table and how high do we want to go. He said, sounds good, tell him to take it because we aren't going higher. She is flabbergasted. Perhaps there's no real offer? Maybe? She calls again the next day, "Did your clients decide to come up with more money?" Uh, no, already told you it is what it is. Fast forward to this morning to when I finally saw what I knew was happening. House is relisted for $10K more.

Greedy loser and lame realtor, great team. We had heard that this dude thought his house was worth way more and had to be convinced to go for the original price and frankly that's the only reason we didn't bother to haggle. My mom was naive enough to tell me they have to accept your offer if it is sticker, but clearly there is more trickery and deceit to this than I thought. Eff this game, seriously!! Selling our house has made us feel so powerless since we know we have to give, give, give to close and I was hoping the buying part is where we'd finally feel some power. So wrong...

8 comments:

Jason Cumberland said...

I said I had a general white guy look, and I do, not that we all look alike.

Lisa said...

Congrats on the sale of the house! Screw the greedy dude and his crazy realtor. Crossing my toes that a better house comes along and the buying process is smooth.

Susan said...

real estate sucks!

tina said...

oh man that sucks, I'm so sorry - thrilled for you that your house sold, but so sad that there are such crappy people out there - you'll find something even better!

KJ said...

Don't even get me started...6 years ago we lost a house over a measly $1000. Noone had looked at this certain house in MONTHS, we look, put a bid in, and that evening, AMAZINGLY there was another offer of only $1000more and it was accepted. Shady characters, I tell ya.

Heather said...

shady shady. I hate selling or buying houses... keeping my toes crossed for you...

kgood said...

We had the same thing happen to us! The first house we put an offer on in IN, the realtor called and said there was another offer and how high were we willing to go? We said we were going to stick to our original offer--come to find out there was no other offer and he was BSing us! Seriously!!!

Dolores said...

oh that sucks, but I'm a firm believer that what goes around comes around. He'll get his!!!