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House Hunting: Uppity Realtors & Disappointments

We were all set to view houses tonight. I had talked with my mom about the two we were interested in. She had a good feeling about it. I usually go by her intuition on big matters. So, I had a positive outlook and a happy spirit. Both houses made my glad list. Either would have been okay with me. My husband would be the deciding factor, I’d determined.

But, alas, it was not to be…again. In regards to the first house, the folks selling it seemed to just not want to sell. They set obscure hours for potential buyers to view the house. Mainly, 12-2Pm during the week. My husband works. This was a problem. Besides, the realtor that was representing this house, was flighty and couldn’t remember anything like my name, the house’s address, etc. When I told her that those hours weren’t feasible, she sent me back an incoherent text. I replied with ‘Pardon?’. She blamed Siri! I didn’t text back.

Now, the second house was way more promising. Inside, it had an adorable, nostalgic feel. Walls were brick and wood, the kitchen was cozy, there was a basement. We were way more smitten with this one. So, I contacted the agent for the house. He was a young man, articulate, but, his company is known for providing upscale houses. That just isn’t me. I’m just a rural girl in a rural world. I love finer things, but, it’s not within our means to keep up with the Joneses.

So, he agreed to meet and it was scheduled for tonight. When I’d first spoken to him, he acted like this house was a thorn in his side that he wanted to be free from which made me hopeful that he’d be an ally. I inquired about a few things we’d noticed, for example, it was blatantly obvious that there had been a fire in the kitchen. I asked about the odor and whether it had spread. He said he was selling it for a man whose parents had died. They had a kitchen ‘mishap’. There was no odor but the kitchen needed ‘TLC’. Okay.

I hung up, info in hand, and called my husband. He informed me that he’d looked at the MLS and it listed that the home had no water. No water? In 2018? Alright? I figured it had to be an oversight. Nay. I texted the agent. He skeptically told me that there was a slim chance that public water was available but the well was not operable. Good grief! So, there is no water currently, the house has been vacant 3 years, kitchen was burnt & there’s a toilet missing. Holy cow!

Needless to say, if I had that much to invest in a home’s redo, I’d have been doing that here! Our current home has enough problems. I don’t need someone else’s. However, that’s not what upset me. It was the agent’s next few comments. He asked about pre-qualifying for a mortgage. I was honest. Our credit is stinky. We have collateral and a possible co-signer. He then asked about how much home we could afford. I gave him a number. I swear he choked. ‘Oh’ was his reply. Then, he abruptly said, he didn’t have anything for us and good luck.

Perhaps his business card should say ‘Only call me if you can afford a 250k house’. We’re not rich. Sorry, dude. I was aggravated & s bit humiliated. In all honesty, I cried. He doesn’t have to help us, but, to act put out because we aren’t in his tax bracket is unprofessional to say the least. So, I would never call this man again even if I came to win the Power Ball Lottery!

I called my mom and whined. We will continue looking and let God guide us.

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House Hunting: Here We Go Again

So as I sit at my kitchen table trying to make egg salad and get things ready for dinner, I can’t stop thinking. My husband and I started looking at houses again after the last big rain. We found two. The first one looked to be everything we needed and wanted. The second one we kind of found by accident because it was on the same page in our same price range and honestly, I kind of like it better than the first.

So I filled out the little form on Trulia. That was for the first house. Less than two minutes later an agent from Coldwell Banker called. I can best describe her as eager. That’s being generous-the word I want to use as pushy perhaps we should say desperate for a sale.

She wanted to meet immediately. Now this was six. The area we’re looking in is about 40 minutes from here. I told her that was out of the question. I asked about today she said her daughter had soccer practice. I find it hard to believe her daughter had soccer practice all day and night but I digress.

So we agreed to meet Wednesday night. What struck me as odd was that she hinted that the people were still living in the house and an appointment had to be made with them and she wasn’t sure whether or not they will allow it. I was uneasy.

We took a look at the second house.  We noticed that it was being sold by a different realtor. So again I filled out the Trulia app form and he didn’t call me back.

So my husband and I talked about it and agreed that we would ask a realtor friend of ours to show us the house instead.

After my husband went to work this morning he text me and said he didn’t feel good about that house. The whole fact that you need to make appointments with the people living in it and such was just giving him a bad life. Now I don’t know if that’s normal. Maybe in some Realty circles you’re supposed to do that. Maybe people want to meet people that are going to buy their homes. I don’t know how that works. But that’s not Who We Are.

So I called the other realtor and left a message. I figure if God wants us to look at this home then okay. What struck me as odd was that home number 2 is not on the multi list. That could simply mean that the Realtors don’t want to share or it could mean that the homeowners are really really picky. I don’t know.

When I prayed about it, the Lord simply said you go look at it I’ll deal with the details. I’m cool with that. I would much prefer that the Lord handle the details.

To be continued……