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kedrys Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 04:24 PM
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I'm COMPLETELY put out
Short version: we made a sizable offer on a really great house yesterday. Got a verbal approval from the seller this morning, but she asked if she could move the closing date. Because of our situation with the house we're in, we can't really give her more than 6 weeks (the offer included a 30-day close).

Her agent calls my agent, saying the seller reneged because "she needs to be able to stay in the house until August". :wtf:

We pull the offer, and we're really upset. Who the flying blue f!@k lists their house for sale in MARCH if they won't move out until 5 months later, and ACCEPTS the offer that has a 30-day close instead of refusing and countering???

AAAAARRRGGHHHH!!!!!

Thank you for allowing me to vent. I'm so upset right now I can't even drink. :grr:

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candle_bright Donating Member (584 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 04:26 PM
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1. Very frustrating and disappointing.
Good luck on your renewed search. Perhaps you'll find a home you like even better.
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kedrys Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 04:37 PM
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4. Thanks for the hand holding
There are a few other properties in that subdivision, but the one we looked at was dead perfect. It sucketh large.
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 04:38 PM
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5. WOW, what jerks!
People are the WORST!
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 04:31 PM
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2. They shoudn't have agreed until the stipulation was made
But it's a pretty frequent occurence.
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kedrys Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 05:01 PM
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9. I guess they didn't read the damn thing
We were very specific about the date because we need to be out of this house sooner rather than later. Drat.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 04:31 PM
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3. Possibly a better offer or just "testing".
Folks down the street put their house on the market "just to test the waters".
Translation: It's about $150,000 to $200,000 over market value, but if someone will pay it, they'll take it. It's waterfront, so who knows?
As a former realtor, this really pisses me off. Some agent is working to advertise and show the place.
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kedrys Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 04:48 PM
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7. We offered their asking price
We thought about offering slightly less, but we wanted to give the seller an incentive to let us have the (brand-new) matching kitchen appliances and the (excellent) patio furniture. Their agent said they'd go for it if we looked like we meant business (we do!), and we discussed it at length with our agent before making the offer. The seller had no qualms with the terms until they freaked out about the timing, evidently. The house is only overvalued by about 10K, and it needs NO work whatsoever.

Sigh.

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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 04:42 PM
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6. How dreadful for you! You have my complete sympathies...
As if house-hunting weren't stressful enough, these jerks have to really jerk you around! Please be patient with yourself; this sort of loss takes time to get over...AAARRRGGGHHH....

:puke:
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kedrys Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-05 04:52 PM
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8. Thank you
Venting helps. We've been having serious house woes for the past 3 years, and the perspective of starting afresh in a near-perfect house is too sweet to not be totally bummed about the deal.
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