Arguing with Your Realtor?

I had the strangest experience tonight. My realtor argued with me!

Backstory: We’ve been trying to find a place since last Fall. 12 rejections later, we finally found a home we think we can live with. That was, until we saw the inspections report. There are a few serious concerns. We asked for the sellers to come down on price. The husband (the couple is in the process of divorcing) took the absolute CHEAPEST route at every possible turn, and seriously neglected some things that have turned into major issues now.

Anyway, they rejected coming down on the price by 30k, which is what we wanted, and will only come down by 15k. The house has knob and tube wiring and we can’t get anyone to insure us. One of the bathtubs is full of mold, (not safe for my 2 year old to bathe in) and the shower upstairs is completely unfinished. Since they didn’t want to come down on price, I said that they should finish the shower upstairs and install a fart fan and then we could move forward. But my realtor started arguing with me!

It’s like he was arguing for the other side and made my needs sound unreasonable. I almost asked him, “Wait a second…who’s side are you on here?” Then he told me he was tired at 8pm and that he’s going to end the conversation. I told him it felt like we were burdens to him, and we pretty much left it at that.

Has anyone ever experienced this before? I never have. My realtors before him were super nice and we would have lunch together. They helped me get a wonderful price on two houses, and a great price when we sold our last house. They never made me feel like I was a burden and even came to my housewarming party. We’re still friends on facebook, and I honestly thought that most other realtors were like them.

I guess it was stupid of me. Since I’m a buyer, obviously I’m just a walking bank account in this market. But I’ve never had a realtor argue for the other side before.

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I had the strangest experience tonight. My realtor argued with me! Backstory: We’ve been trying to find a place since last Fall. 12 rejections later, we finally found a home we think we can live with. That was, until we saw the inspections report. There are a few serious concerns. We asked for the sellers to come down on price. The husband (the couple is in the process of divorcing) took the absolute CHEAPEST route at every possible turn, and seriously neglected some things that have turned into major issues now. Anyway, they rejected coming down on the price by 30k, which is what we wanted, and will only come down by 15k. The house has knob and tube wiring and we can’t get anyone to insure us. One of the bathtubs is full of mold, (not safe for my 2 year old to bathe in) and the shower upstairs is completely unfinished. Since they didn’t want to come down on price, I said that they should finish the shower upstairs and install a fart fan and then we could move forward. But my realtor started arguing with me! It’s like he was arguing for the other side and made my needs sound unreasonable. I almost asked him, “Wait a second…who’s side are you on here?” Then he told me he was tired at 8pm and that he’s going to end the conversation. I told him it felt like we were burdens to him, and we pretty much left it at that. Has anyone ever experienced this before? I never have. My realtors before him were super nice and we would have lunch together. They helped me get a wonderful price on two houses, and a great price when we sold our last house. They never made me feel like I was a burden and even came to my housewarming party. We’re still friends on facebook, and I honestly thought that most other realtors were like them. I guess it was stupid of me. Since I’m a buyer, obviously I’m just a walking bank account in this market. But I’ve never had a realtor argue for the other side before. submitted by /u/child_of_air [link] [comments]

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