!!! Need support :(
03-20-2012 10:45 AM
hippychic823 - another story from years ago...
The agent I was working with kept showing me property outside and way above my pre-qualifed amount. Out of frustration, maybe some tears greased the way, I was looking at one of those "home" realtor magazines that show listings. Found one that was affordable, in a doable neighborhood. Called the listing agent about it. Went to see him. The house was not what I wanted and I tearfully told him so. (It was a mobile home in need of some work.) He said, well IOBA, tell me what you are looking for. I am new at this, never sold a house, but if you give me some faith, I will do what I can.
Same visit, we pulled up the perfect house. Drove out out see it. Less than 30 days later, I was moving in. The house was in the area I had wanted, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, large yard, off the main street, walking distance to the library, post office, grocery store, park, and metro. Wow. AND under budget! AND move in ready!
I was sooo upset with the previous realtor -- we had driven past the house several times and I had pointed it out to her and asked her about it. She told me I didn't want that house.
After I moved in, I sent her a nice thank you note, fired her, and told her I was in my new home. And yes, of course, I included my return address on the envelope. Never heard from her again.
*** this was before the internet as we know it today. I found the listing by going through the master paper list the young, inexperienced realtor gave to me.