Thursday, July 30, 2009


The closing is scheduled for 4 p.m. today, with the final walk-through at 3. A few minutes ago, my realtor, who was supposed to accompany me on the walk-through, called and informed me that he had to be in Syracuse today, and I should do the walk-through by myself.


Then, then, he said, "The closing on your apartment building was yesterday. You're going to be out by the thirtieth, right?" Note: The thirtieth is TODAY.

And I said, "Yes, the thirtieth of August."

And he said, "Oh, well, I thought you were going to be out the end of this month."

And I said, "Well, nobody ever sent me an eviction notice, so, NO, I am staying through the end of August." Bastard.

Remember back when this dude sold me down the river? Pressured me into finding a house right away so he could get a deal done?

Yeah. Oddly enough, I never DID get an eviction notice, and not knowing when my closing was going to happen, I never gave my thirty-day notice on the apartment. The next month's rent is due in two days, and you'd better believe that I'm mailing in that last rent check tomorrow. The full fucking amount. I'm taking the whole damn month. Fuck the realtor, whom I have not heard from in a month in a half. Fuck the apartment building's new landlord, who never ONCE bothered to contact me about my moving plans.

Bitter much? Why yes, yes I am. This whole home-buying thing has been unbelievably stressful. And now you want me out of my apartment by, well, today?



Updated at 11:45 to add: The realtor's office just called and said that in addition to the realtor not being there for the walk-through, they hadn't unlocked the house yet, and would I mind stopping by their office to pick up the key?

Head exploding in three ....... two ........ one ..........


Swistle said...

When we bought our house, our realtor:

1) Sent an agent FROM A DIFFERENT COMPANY to do our walk-through with us.

2) Sent YET ANOTHER AGENT to do the paper-signing stuff with us.

3) Didn't even FIND the house we bought; we called her when we saw the for-sale sign and she had no idea about it.

4) Collected her check anyway.

Anonymous said...

I'm convinced that realtors don't do anything but add extra stress. Sorry to any realtors out there, but that's been my experience. Realtors are supposed to make the home-buying process easier and smoother, but they tend to be really shady and it always seems like when it comes down to the closing, they manage to mess something up or otherwise complicate the situation. Grr!

rockygrace said...

I think my boss hit the nail on the head when he compared the morality of realtors to that of used car salesmen.

Bridgett said...

Congratulations on closing on your new home. I hope you and the kitties enjoy it.