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Old 07-31-2007, 03:19 PM
 
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It sounds to me like the Sales Associate you were working with was making promises they couldn't keep. As someone posted earlier, that may be why they are no longer with the company. Honestly, they probably didn't have any authority anyway. If you truly are still interested in the home, the best thing you could do is submit an actual offer on a signed contract. Anything up until that point is simply talk anyway.
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Old 07-31-2007, 03:27 PM
 
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If the person you were working with is not there anymore and the Regional Manager is in charge then you are going to be dealing with the Regional Manager and I would say that there is a 85% chance that your file is flagged for them to not compromise with you. If it were me, I would just look somewhere else.......or find out where that person went and see if they are selling anyting you like.
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Old 07-31-2007, 05:17 PM
 
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As I mentioned before that everyone was so professional except for the one incident with regional manager. The house is in a great location 3 miles away from my work. All other new development within 1 mile radius are starting at 150K more than this subdivision. It is a small subdivision, 25 homes, which I like. It is in West Millbrook Rd. and not many new homes are available there.
I can understand why you would have your heart set on this particular home, but like I said before, you really need to think with your head and not your emotions. There is too much at stake to let your emotions rule.

Regardless of why they reneged on any promises, the point is that they did. If the sales person overpromised, and the regional manager won't compromise BEFORE you have put money on the table, what do you suppose they will be like to deal with once they already have your money and you become their prisoner.

The professionalism of the staff means zero if they overpromise, underdeliver, and won't compromise! In fact, if I were you, I would seriously question their professionalism, because the circumstances you described do not sound professional at all!

At the very least, if you are bound and determined to go through with this, follow the advice given earlier and get yourself a buyer's agent to represent you!
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Old 08-01-2007, 09:36 AM
 
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Agree fully.
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Old 08-01-2007, 11:56 AM
 
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Bring on the negative points!

Nice photo of all of you! I had planned to stop in with my clients from Boston; however, we were having such fun being lost that we lost track of time and realized that all of a sudden it was 7:30PM! Looks like you all had fun.


The reason I bring this up is that John, I saw your photo. You don't seem to me to be a dummy and yet, you REFUSE to have a buyer's agent representing you.

I anticipate you will have problems with buying in any neighborhood because in most neighborhoods, the person working for the builder is a SALES ASSOCIATE not a RE Agent and they can tell you whatever it is they think you want to hear! So, yes, they can promise you the moon and the builder does not have to agree.

You have nothing on paper? Then you have NOTHING.

Even an offer must be on paper.

They consider you someone who is "looking" but not really a good buyer. No buyer's agent and everything verbal? Good luck.

Vicki
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Old 08-01-2007, 12:25 PM
 
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was biting my tongue! well said
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Old 08-01-2007, 12:28 PM
 
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I betcha Vicki wouldn't have let her client get mucked around like that.
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Old 08-01-2007, 12:59 PM
 
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Bring on the negative points!

Nice photo of all of you! I had planned to stop in with my clients from Boston; however, we were having such fun being lost that we lost track of time and realized that all of a sudden it was 7:30PM! Looks like you all had fun.


The reason I bring this up is that John, I saw your photo. You don't seem to me to be a dummy and yet, you REFUSE to have a buyer's agent representing you.

I anticipate you will have problems with buying in any neighborhood because in most neighborhoods, the person working for the builder is a SALES ASSOCIATE not a RE Agent and they can tell you whatever it is they think you want to hear! So, yes, they can promise you the moon and the builder does not have to agree.

You have nothing on paper? Then you have NOTHING.

Even an offer must be on paper.

They consider you someone who is "looking" but not really a good buyer. No buyer's agent and everything verbal? Good luck.

Vicki
You suggesting that I hire someone like you to reap 15K for few hours of work?!
How much will charge me per hour? I will hire you.

Before you jump on any conclusion. The reason that we didn't sign any papers is because my attorney advised me to have few addendums. Some of them are none negotiable for me. The associate had to send my addendums to the company attorney to review them.

I don't think the associate was promising me the earth and sky. Why would he do that? He spent many hours with me, and we met over 8 times. The reason this guy is left is unknown to me and unknown to you. So, don't jump to a conclusion based on no facts.

Whether I have an agent or not, I don't think the agent would be able to do anything. You are not a magician….are you
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Old 08-01-2007, 01:05 PM
 
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You don't seem to me to be a dummy

You damn right. I write software to protect this country from Bioterrorism attacks.

What do you do for living again!
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Old 08-01-2007, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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You suggesting that I hire someone like you to reap 15K for few hours of work?!
How much will charge me per hour? I will hire you.

Before you jump on any conclusion. The reason that we didn't sign any papers is because my attorney advised me to have few addendums. Some of them are none negotiable for me. The associate had to send my addendums to the company attorney to review them.

I don't think the associate was promising me the earth and sky. Why would he do that? He spent many hours with me, and we met over 8 times. The reason this guy is left is unknown to me and unknown to you. So, don't jump to a conclusion based on no facts.

Whether I have an agent or not, I don't think the agent would be able to do anything. You are not a magician….are you

WOW! You obviously have had to had a bad experience to think a REALTOR would REAP 15K from you. Take a few deep breaths and repeat...this is a message board...this is a message board.
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