Please do your research before picking an agent!

It’s been a year since our terrible selling and buying process.

Please do your research and look around for an experienced realtor. We gave a new, young guy a chance and got totally burned.

I’m not going to go into the specifics (it’s a long story), but we were mislead by the realtors on both sides (our realtor and the realtor representing the buyer of our house). We knew something was off when our realtor decided to switch agencies to work for the buyers realtor half way through our deal. After some Facebook snooping, we realized both agents were loosely related. The buyers agents sons were our agents half brothers. Our realtor, the buyers realtor, AND the buyer had Easter dinner together which they tried saying was a meeting to talk over the deal. Lol.

Basically, they all were working together to get the buyer THEIR best deal and we just had to eat the cost of everything if we wanted to get into our new house because everyone knew we were in a home-sale contingency.

Now, a year later, our old house is selling for $35k more than we sold it for and the upgrades they did (new cabinets/countertops and new interior doors) were upgrades we wanted to do but “our” realtor told us it wouldn’t increase the sale value by much. $35k seems like a lot to me. They also won’t have to fix anything major from an inspection because we did all of that last year when we sold it to them!

Side note: we live in an area where home costs and cost of living are significantly lower so $35k is a lot here.

Oh, and our realtor blocked us on all platforms after both sales went through if that tells you anything.

At the end of the day we are in our new beautiful home which was our ultimate goal, but it still stings a little knowing how badly we got burned.

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It’s been a year since our terrible selling and buying process. Please do your research and look around for an experienced realtor. We gave a new, young guy a chance and got totally burned. I’m not going to go into the specifics (it’s a long story), but we were mislead by the realtors on both sides (our realtor and the realtor representing the buyer of our house). We knew something was off when our realtor decided to switch agencies to work for the buyers realtor half way through our deal. After some Facebook snooping, we realized both agents were loosely related. The buyers agents sons were our agents half brothers. Our realtor, the buyers realtor, AND the buyer had Easter dinner together which they tried saying was a meeting to talk over the deal. Lol. Basically, they all were working together to get the buyer THEIR best deal and we just had to eat the cost of everything if we wanted to get into our new house because everyone knew we were in a home-sale contingency. Now, a year later, our old house is selling for $35k more than we sold it for and the upgrades they did (new cabinets/countertops and new interior doors) were upgrades we wanted to do but “our” realtor told us it wouldn’t increase the sale value by much. $35k seems like a lot to me. They also won’t have to fix anything major from an inspection because we did all of that last year when we sold it to them! Side note: we live in an area where home costs and cost of living are significantly lower so $35k is a lot here. Oh, and our realtor blocked us on all platforms after both sales went through if that tells you anything. At the end of the day we are in our new beautiful home which was our ultimate goal, but it still stings a little knowing how badly we got burned. submitted by /u/teddyextreme [link] [comments]

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