We have a realtor listing our house. We plan on lowing it dramatically if we can find something we want to buy. I want to move but frankly nothing on the market excites me at this time. there was a house that came on the market the first week we were selling that I would of bought so its not that i'm that picky. I just really want a turn key home as our second house.
Anyway, she has taken us to look at 5 different houses.
The last 2 houses did not have a bathtub which is something I must must have in the master. She knows this and showed us them anyway.
The last house without a tub she said "the next one we find with a tub is going to be your house!" well maybe it will be maybe it wont. I didn't like the pressure.
Anyway, I mentioned maybe we would build. I have looked at a lot of houses online and they are so bad i don't even want to see them in person. So she asked us to get a floorplan (which we already did) and she would forward it on to a builder she recommends. Okie dokie
I mentioned we had looked at a few lots but were unsure of the whole building thing when house prices were so low right now. We also heard that the builders hike up their prices when a realtor is involved.
She said its already built into their marketing budget.
Is that true? Some of these small time builders in the area I have my doubts they have marketing budgets.
I emailed her to ask her opinion on two different lots. Her reply in an email completely avoided my question and said she first needs to know if she is representing us for the build.
Should it matter if we are really using her to represent us? Building is an option. We may still buy if the right house comes up. She is also getting the commission of our current house.
The email rubbed me the wrong way. Felt like she didn't care really what we picked as long as she gets paid.
I understand its a business but really? I asked if she preferred one lot over another. pretty simple stuff really.