Thursday, April 16, 2009


So we heard back about the townhouse. He countered our offer, $7,000 more than what we offered. And only $4,000 less than his asking price. We thought his asking price was too high to begin with, especially for a townhouse with 2 bedrooms that has never been updated. Ever. So we are not accepting his counter offer. J is actually pretty pissed off about it, because apparently the seller is "too busy" to put his counter offer in writing and told his agent to just email us with the counter. Umm sorry that you are so busy, but we're not going to haggle with you over $7,000. Yes, it's not a ton of money, but it's more the principle. Also, you are a jerk for not countering in writing...RUDE!

So we're keeping our offer firm and if he wants to accept it, he can. If not, we will walk away and find something else. Our offer was extremely strong and we're standing by it. (I mean, you can tell by the numbers that our offer was only $12,000 less than asking price - in this market, I think that's pretty good. Especially for an outdated townhouse that's been a rental property for 15 years!)

Did I mention I HATE real estate???


Katy said...

That's really not that bad. We had our condo appraised for 400,000 and we are asking 260000. It's a buyers market... you have to take what you can get.

He must be an idiot.

Preppy 101 said...

I agree with you. Is he clueless about the real estate market????

Ashley said...

You've got to be kidding me?!?! This guy cannot be serious. Do you think others are beating down the door for this place? Hopefully in the end he'll concede. Are you going to keep looking?

CAC muffin said...

what an idiot! My fingers are still crossed that it all works out

Lisa said...

That's a bunch of crap! I hate that y'all are having such a difficult experience :-(

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