Some sellers are small. Not in size – but in process. I wanted to relay a story to you about a home seller who, for all intensive purposes, lost control on the behalf of a home buyer who was courteous and caring. (amongst) other things.
Mr. Buyer – this is okay.
When a home buyer decided that they didn’t want to buy your home 2 days after escrow had been opened, after a home inspection and after a contractor review, that’s okay.
When that home buyer’s son has cancer and cannot be associated with the overabundance of pet urine that over the past several years has saturated the sub floor upstairs, it’s okay for that home buyer to cancel. This was not apparent when the home was filled with furniture, the pets were not present and with all of the “cover up” scents which had been applied. (during the viewing before purchase).
When it’s pointed out that there is also paint bubbling along entire walls downstairs, where the urine was constantly sprayed, it’s okay for the home buyer to cancel.
Where the home has three different locations of settling observed by the certified home inspector – 1. interior closet door frame, 2. upstairs door frame, 3. slab in garage large crack, it’s okay for the buyer to cancel escrow.
Pool Heater, Filter, Pump – Not working along with the hot water heater showing serious signs of wear tied along with the front soil and lawn directing any rain water toward the home causing pressure to be applied to the home by that large land mass, it’s okay for the home buyer to cancel escrow.
I won’t even get into it being contractually sound to do so. In fact, the buyer has 17 days in which to cancel escrow for reasons pertaining to inspection.
Mr. Seller, this is not okay!
For the home seller to call the buyer directly and state items such as the following 5 minutes after the buyer’s agent informed the seller’s agent they were going to cancel the transaction – very inappropriate.
The swearing, name calling and threatening with false rumor spreading during the one sided conversation between the seller and the buyer, absolutely horrible.
The home seller is a business owner. The buyer is a real estate agent. This is not how grownups act. This is not the way a grown 50 something man should treat another after the veil has been lifted off of the home they are selling.
Funny thing, there was a bit of warmth when the agent met the buyer. It seemed they were of alike minds. Cancer and those items were discussed. A heartfelt conversation took place about political issues which were not far out of alignment. There was talked about work, who was known in common and other pleasantries.
You just never know I guess. I would not be surprised if soon some “online” bullying takes place. The agent does not have to worry about reputation – it’s known that he is a protector and server. I’l keep you posted about this.
I will tell you something, it did make the wife of the agent pretty angry and her mother then the agent picked up the speaker phone in his car to hear the unrelenting rant and vulgar display by the home seller.
There were F bombs – S bombs – Piece of S#$t and threats of mass negative reporting made. While the buyer attempted to remind the seller that the buyer’s son could not be subjected to all of that urine scent due to the type of cancer he has – it was not allowed because the seller was in the process of verbalizing his feelings.
I wish him well. He has a lot more demons to fight in his life ahead. I’m just glad that I’m me and not him.