Please don’t anyone think I’m being mean to Vince. I think all this is hilarious.
He found another house online . . not exactly where I want to be but I could live there.
Vince called the listing agent and talked to him for probably 15 minutes. The guy was going to send us the disclosure . . which he didn’t do. After the conversation with the realtor, Vince sent me a link to the listing. It went downhill from there . .
Me: Ughh! That toilet in the master bath sticks out like a sore thumb. I do not like that at all!
Vince: It just needs a wall around it.
Me: A wall around the toilet?
Vince: No . . you know . . just build a couple of walls and then the toilet won’t be sitting there looking like a sore thumb.
I sent Nicole the link and the first thing she said is . . That toilet in the middle of the bathroom!! No!!
Then I looked at the history and I said “Vince, that house has been for sale off and on, mostly on, for 7 years! Something’s not right.” This is in an area where houses sell within days unless they’re overpriced or something is wrong with them.
So, Vince called the realtor back and said “I noticed the house has been for sale for quite a while. Is there something wrong with it?”
Well . . it probably needs a new roof; it probably needs a new HVAC system; it needs new carpet; the trimwork inside needs to be redone . . whatever that means. Taken out and replaced? Painted?
Vince: Does the price reflect that the house needs those updates?
Realtor: Probably not.
Vince: Are the sellers willing to negotiate based on the needed updates?
Realtor: I don’t know but probably not.
OK . . I think we’ll pass on that one.
Then Vince said “Would you rather I not help find a house?” Maybe! 🙂
I told him . . no, keep looking. The more we both look, the more we’ll at least know what we’re NOT looking for.