spectating participant

May 3, 2006

housing progress

Filed under: life — suzanne henderson @ 3:07 pm

Sigh, this house thing is driving me nut. For some reason I thought it’d be at an acceptable point by the end of the week, but it doesn’t look like that will be the case. I guess I’m a bit disappointed with the general service or response with the agent we’re using as it feels like we’re just getting the very short side of assistance. I don’t know for once I think I’m probably taking a realistic observation of the situation and not just expecting the world.

We’re trying to put an offer on a house that is listing a bit high. I’ve done plenty of research at this point and I know what the house is worth and it is right in line with what we want to pay for it. Of course, that doesn’t mean that the seller necessarily understands what it is worth or perhaps he is just a little late jumping into the buying frenzy market that has disappeared.

I tend to feel that we’re getting less service from our agent because our purchasing power isn’t as high as other buyers and/or because we want to try for a house that we may not get. Yes, our offer is a fair bit lower than the list price but it is not out of line with the market price of that house, at all.

So, maybe we’ll be driving somewhere to make an offer this evening or maybe we’ll just be sitting on our hands until Friday and then have another weekend to worry about this and wonder if there is going to be anything else to show up. Sigh, I just want to get this over with but I am not willing to overpay on a house that will eat up a huge chunk of money when we attempt to update it.

Well, looks like the meeting we were offered today isn’t going to happen — I can’t tell if that is the agent’s fault or the partners’ [work’s] fault. Thursday is out because of classes. Friday afternoon it’ll be. Well, guess that means it’ll be on the market for yet another week, assuming no one else puts in a an offer, and perhaps thee seller will get a clue during that time. However, I don’t think he needs to sell it and therefore has no need to (after almost 80 days) rush it off the market.

Sigh. Just mostly disappointed with the overall process and service. Yet, this is the second agent and certainly not gonna give up and have to find another one. Well, maybe not, well, no, pretty certain I’m not. I’ll entertain the fact that I must might be a bit stressed about life in general and give her that ounce of credit that I could be overreacting/expecting too much.