I have never seen Brenda cry that much! I was a little disappointed, but she was crying as if I had just broken her heart. She got over it and back on the saddle we got.
But as Brenda said, it’s like dating: you break up, you think the world will end and then you just get back on Match.com and everything’s OK! She’s silly.
So we got back on
Match Zillow and with the help of our Realtor picked about six other homes we wanted to see. This trek included seeing a property that the Agent Remarks on its MLS sheet stated it came with a $4,000 allowance in carpeting. Once we pulled up, it became apparent why there was this generous allowance:
We can’t stop here! This is cat country!
A cat smell and some cat piss stains littered some parts of the house. As if that weren’t enough, the owner was lounging on the living room couch on her Kindle without ever bothering to excuse herself to go outside or get out of our way. Rude
On another trip, though, we found another home, a 1,700 sq. ft. piece of real estate in a small subdivision. Sellers were asking a bit too much for the house and I later found out why, I think. We made an offer that was about 10k less than asking plus closing, the -10k would make it comparable to other recent sales in the area. Once we saw the home disclosure, we saw who the sellers were: two gentlemen.
Putting my aforementioned stalking skills to work, I found Facebook pages for both and by putting two and two together realized these two were probably once an item but have now broken up and are hence selling the house. Because they purchased the house somewhat recently, they still owed a lot in interest and hoped to make up some of that difference through overpricing their property which showed really well. Their agent, who looked a bit like a douche, did a remarkable job staging and marketing the property as desirable.
Granted, our offer was low, the seller agent ended up being a douche after all. The main seller, if my stalking is accurate, is a flight attendant. The douchy Realtor said he travels a lot for work (bazinga!) and took him about five days to get back to us on our offer. When he did come back to us, not only did he not have a counter but this dude had the stones to give us an ultimatum to boot, at about mid-afternoon: “we’re currently entertaining all offers we’ve received, make us your best one by noon tomorrow.”
We both agreed to not enter into a bidding war over a home that’s overpriced. It’s a brilliant move by him to allow his sellers part with the asset with the most amount of money, but it was irritating to wait nearly a week on a response while he sat there and collected other offers. That home is now pending, so it worked.