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Last day on the market, and I'm crying.

I just got an email from my realtor just to confirm that we want the house off the market after midnight tonight.

She also decides to write me a lengthy paragraph about how cluttery and messy most people found my house, and correlates it to a department store, and how I'd probably walk right out of somewhere I thought looked junky.

My response... F_U_C_K all of you damn people.  I'm serious - maybe it's my damn pregnancy hormones, or my own sense of feeling inadequate as a housekeeper in the face of all of this completely negative criticism even after I come home on lunches or stay up late or even wake up earlier than normal just to make sure this place is freakin' spotless before I leave it for a showing.  I'm just so sick-to-death of people telling me over and over that my cleaning must truly suck and that us selling our house is a failure because of ME.

God-damn-it to hell, seriously.  I'm just so done with hearing over and over that I suck as far as our house go.  I'd like to see what these people can do with 700 square feet and a toddler day after day.

Done. 

Waiting for some innocuous creativity... I'll let you know.

Re: Last day on the market, and I'm crying.

  • I'm sorry.  :(  Your Realtor sounds like a real gem!  I think I'd write back and say "There's no point in telling me this now other than to be hurtful and try to cover your failure."   Or something like that.
  • Wow, even if your house was literally covered in toys, trash, and clutter (which I know it isn't), that's still not the way to approach it. ?Didn't anyone ever tell this person that you attract more bees with honey than vinegar? ?I'm sorry you're going through this, having your house on the market is really a nightmare :(
  • And for what it's worth--no one's house is selling these days--even those in perfect locations and in perfect conditions. ?It's not your fault at all. ?If your realtor really thought that you could use some staging, she should have come over ready to help instead of criticizing...that's what she's paid for. ?
  • Thanks. :(

    I'm a mess now too - I was putting Willis down for his nap, but changing his diaper before, and he decided to use his nails to pinch my chest - OUUUUUUUCH.  I started freakin' sobbing while I was changing his diaper, and he thought I was playing/laughing, so he started kicking at me too.  I just unraveled.  I had to get his diaper fastened and get him in his crib quick so I could go in the other room and have a cry for a few minutes.  I guess he's not used to seeing me sob/cry (good thing, I suppose).

    Can I just say I really and truly HATE pregnancy hormones.  This is not my norm. 

    Waiting for some innocuous creativity... I'll let you know.
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    I'm sorry.  :(  Your Realtor sounds like a real gem!  I think I'd write back and say "There's no point in telling me this now other than to be hurtful and try to cover your failure."   Or something like that.

    I agree with SchoolsOut - what's the point of that email anyway?

    It's a really tough situation & I'm sorry you're having to deal with it pregnant.  Pregnancy hormones can make you crazy enough without crap like this.
     

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  • ITA with Schoolsout, too.  That was really uncalled for and rude.  I hope you find a new agent in the future.
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    I agree the email was not necessary.  It's a tough market and not may houses are selling.  I think the email says something about the realtor.  It appears she is putting the blame entirely on another person so that she does not have to own the fact that the market sucks and she may have to do more on her end to sell houses.

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  • I'm still pissed about this!  Even if it were the case, she should have hired you a stager, not vented about it when it were too late.  Pppptthhh!  I've been involved with selling 2 houses in the past year, and it SUCKS! No need to make it worse.  HUGS again. 

     


  • and what she said is BS!  The first house I bought was a PIT!  they didn't even pick up the dirty clothes off the floor.  But real buyers can see through superficial stuff on a floor or an unmade bed.  I put in a contract the same day I saw it.  So either there weren't truly interested buyers or she was just doing a CYA
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  • That was really inappropriate of her to say that to you. If she wanted to share her feedback (nicely) she should have done it at the beginning of the process, not the end.?

    Sorry you're having a sucky day. You'll have some good ones in the future :)?

  • I am a realtor and I am shocked at the email.  Everything is moving slowly, but a little clutter isn't a deal breaker for true buyers.  Most of the properties I have toured are foreclosures and are complete pits (complete with missing kitchens and animal feces everywhere!!!)  

  • Wow, your relator is extremely rude.  When you do decide to put your house back on the market, you should probably find a new, more professional realtor.
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  • WOW - I'm sorry to hear about your house and your realtor. People can be really insensitive sometimes and cover up their mistakes or errors by placing blame elsewhere. I completely sympathize with the house selling as we've had our TH up for a month now, no bites, after 9 months last year on the market with NO bites either. It's the pits right now......I'm so sorry you have to deal with all of this, especially while PG.

    Hang in there and good luck! Smile

  • I'm sorry this email has affected you so much.  It is a bit harsh.  I will say however that my renters have not been helpful in keeping the house up while it has been on the market and it has been a complaint of over 50% of the realtors that have shown it.  Honestly, it is a tough market and I think to sell a home it has to stand out.  People don't take us seriously I guess if they have to look through the clutter and mess.  Some will look through it and others will assume that is the home is messy and dirty so to speak that we aren't good at maintaining a home either.  My realtor likened it to a used car, if it is covered in scratches and dirty inside, maybe the owner doesn't keep it well maintained either and there is potential for hidden issues.  This is how an unkept home is perceived by potential buyers.  Not saying that I agree with how it was approached at all just another perspective.
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    and what she said is BS!  The first house I bought was a PIT!  they didn't even pick up the dirty clothes off the floor.  But real buyers can see through superficial stuff on a floor or an unmade bed.  I put in a contract the same day I saw it.  So either there weren't truly interested buyers or she was just doing a CYA

    EXACTLY!   Sure it's fun to look at a spotless model home, but give me a break. Who lives that way?  If someone really likes the house they see through that and are able to visualize their own stuff.  I've never believed the realestae BS about taking your own things down blah blah blah.   Really uncalled for.  I'm sorry.

     

  • I'm sorry that realtor is so crap-tastic. I hope you get a different one when you put it back on the market!
  • What an a$$hat!  I'm sorry, there was no point in that email.  I sure hope you gave him/her a piece of your mind.

    I'm sorry your weekend is starting off so crappy.  I sure hope it gets better!

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  • I am going to have to agree with all the previous posters. Didn't you even have someone come and do a staging thing for your house? Your realtor is whacked...she is probably just trying to make herself feel better about the piss-poor job she did attracting a real buyer for your house.?

    I am so sorry you had to deal with her!?

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  • It's not your fault at all.  This is a tough market.  Your realtor should have given you solutions during the process, rather than just try to shift the blame at the end of the process.

    Hang in there and don't let her email get to you. 

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  • Tell your realtor when you list the house again, you'll be happy to give her comission to a better realtor who can do her job and appreciate your hard work. :)
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  • I feel your pain..My condo has been on the market since last October..and I've had no offers yet..My realtor is always saying how my place is at the higher end costwise..(However, I have to make enough on it so I don't have to bring money to the closing.) And I hate how people give you a day notice when the want to look at it. It's hard to keep a home in pristine (magazine spread) condition when you live in it and work and have a million other things going on..That's pretty rude of your realtor to come down on you like that..they could have been more tactful if they had to offer constructive criticism.
  • She's a beeyotch.  I hope if you do put it back on the market, that you go with someone else.  She's just pissed because she's not going to get her commission.  Ten bucks says half of what she said isn't true.
  • {Hugs}  She definitely had no business saying that to you on your last day on the market.  I agree with Ondrea that she is just trying to CYA. (or should I say CHA)
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    She's a beeyotch.  I hope if you do put it back on the market, that you go with someone else.  She's just pissed because she's not going to get her commission.  Ten bucks says half of what she said isn't true.

    I totally agree!  Sorry she had to ruin your day with her unprofessional bitchiness. Hugs to you!

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  • Wow.  I agree with all pp's, sounds like she is pissed she won't be getting any commission from the sale of your house so she had to take it out on your somehow.  Definitely find someone else next time, you don't want to deal with someone so unprofessional that they pull this kind of crap.
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  • Isn't this the realtor that you recommend to people on here all the time...the one I even used when I moved here?  That's the thanks you get I guess.  I don't see the point of the e-mail, especially on the last day...Didn't she read you the comments as they came in from each showing?  I would think she would have shared that at an appropriate time, not the last day of the listing...So weird & it is rude & innappropriate.  Sorry your house didn't sell, a lot of stuff isn't moving--I think the only way stuff moves is if it's pristine, underpriced or in a highly desireable area--those are all hard to do & nearly impossible w/ toddlers & working.  Sorry, it'll work out in the end.
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